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Opinion: Trump’s art of the deal with China

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If [Trump’s] track record as a businessman is a guide, he is likely to test China with an unorthodox opening move, the kind markets are unlikely to expect. A quietly achieved diplomatic agreement isn’t his style,” writes Alex Frangos. Rather than brashly slapping on tariffs, categorizing China as a “currency manipulator” and waiting for Beijing to retaliate, Trump may be more likely to seek deal making in infrastructure, step down his rhetoric, or even make compromises in the South China Sea in exchange for “some sort of agreement that makes the U.S. look like an economic winner, at least on paper.”
9 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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