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Tue Oct 27, 2020, 08:38 AM

How China took Trump to the cleaners in their big trade deal

By MICHAEL HILTZIK

January seems so long ago it’s almost prehistoric, but if you can cast your mind back that far you’ll recall that President Trump signed a big deal signifying a cease-fire in his incredibly destructive trade war with China.

The so-called Phase 1 deal called for China to step up its purchases of U.S. goods and produce by $200 billion over two years. The idea was to shrink China’s enormous trade surplus with the U.S., which had reached a record $323.3 billion in 2018.

Trump called the agreement, signed with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He at a White House ceremony Jan. 15, “transformative.”

Sadly, no. The latest trade figures, ably collated and analyzed by Chad P. Bown of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, show that China has fallen far behind on its purchase commitments. So far behind, Bown says, that the chances it will meet its year-end 2020 commitments are effectively nil.

https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2020-10-27/hiltzik-china-beat-trump-in-trade-deal

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Tue Oct 27, 2020, 08:42 AM

1. Dump Trump the Chump! He who laughs last, laughs best!

I guess he assumes that China is naive.

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