Trump’s trade fight with China creates pain for all, including Midwest farmers

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Author(s) Chicago Tribune editorial board
Source Chicago Tribune
Date August 6, 2019
Quotes-start.png No one denies that China has engaged in practices that harm American companies, such as theft of intellectual property and subsidies to state-owned companies. But the president gave up a powerful tool of leverage when he pulled out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which would have created a huge free trade entity of 12 nations. China would have felt pressure to seek admission, submitting to rules that would have compelled reform. Instead, Trump has tried to cow a Chinese government that increasingly relies on nationalism and resistance to foreign demands to maintain public support. Quotes-end.png

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This item argues against the position Trade war is good for the United States on the topic China–United States trade war.