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Tweeting the China trade-North Korea nuclear nexus – and its aftermath

August 07, 2017
Last week’s big trade news once again elevated China to Washington’s center stage following July 29 tweets from President Trump, who lambasted China’s perceived inaction on North Korea, raised the issue of China’s trade deficit and promised action on trade because of inaction on North Korea. President Trump clearly linked China trade and North Korea’s nuclear ambitions; China, in response, labeled the linkage “absurd.” And as the week wore on, China trade issues received a lot more Washington attention. The...


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