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Opinion: Seven ways the next U.S. president can play ‘responsible hardball’ in trade dealings with China

2 weeks ago
Amedeo Tumolillo
o address problems caused by China's trade surplus with the United States, the next American president should consider taking seven actions: restrict foreign state enterprises to invest in the U.S., especially through mergers and acquisitions; drop the idea of heavy tariffs and other protectionist moves that would start a trade war; leverage China's desire to be considered a market economy; use the the Trans-Pacific Partnership to encourage China to reform; avoid labeling China a currency manipulator, given it is now an inaccurate description; focus economic dialogues with China on the nation's extraordinarily high savings rate; and help support Americans whose jobs are disrupted by trade, writes David Dollar.
By Amedeo Tumolillo
Amedeo Tumolillo is the editor-in-chief of SupChina and award-winning multimedia journalist. He previously worked at The New York Times and Spectrum. Follow him on Twitter at @hellotumo.