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U.S., China offer markedly different stances on trade in G20 meetings

March 31, 2020 at 5:22 PM
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Chinese President Xi Jinping have starkly different views how trade policy can be employed to combat the spread of the coronavirus, they noted during recent G20 meetings. During a virtual G20 trade ministerial on Monday, Lighthizer stressed a need for countries like the U.S. to boost domestic supply and rely less on foreign trade. But Xi, in a videoconference with other G20 leaders last Thursday, pushed for trade barriers, including tariffs, to be lowered...

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