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Trump started negotiations on a major hotel deal with China’s State Grid company while publicly bashing the nation, sources say

We shouldn’t entertain Communists and beg for a few tiny contracts," Trump, who is the Republican Party's candidate in the upcoming U.S. presidential election, wrote of China in his 2011 book "Time to Get Tough." The reported negotiations for a massive hotel development in Beijing took place in the last five years, and while Trump maintains some investments in China, a spokeswoman for Trump Hotels said "we're not currently in talks with State Grid."
11 months ago
Lucas Niewenhuis
By Lucas Niewenhuis
Lucas Niewenhuis is an associate editor at SupChina who helps curate daily news and produce the company's newsletter, app, and website content. Previously, Lucas researched China-Africa relations at the Social Science Research Council and interned at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. He has studied Chinese language and culture in Shanghai and Beijing, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
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