China Will Not Fail Under T-Rump… And The Chinese Will Reign…
Oh, so you know those tariffs are not paid by the Chinese, the Wall is not being paid by the Mexicans and thats costing you a personal minimum of  $600-800 a year more. And  go price some vegetables and necessities for your home… The fees are passed on in the higher prices of the goods, how stupid can you be to not understand that simple explanation and it proves the America voter who believes T-RUMP is a dumbass and believes all the lies you were told and you just stand there and do nothing.  

Lemmings live like that… I’m frank, crude and harsh, I have had enough of him, you deserve crap,  you voted for it…Xi’s experience with T-RUMP has been different. Tangled in a trade war, he has had to calculate Trump’s real intent: on money, human rights issues, such as the Uyghurs or Hong Kong, and simply stopping the rise of the world's next superpower.  A diplomat, who had spent many years in Europe, told me in very precise terms that T-RUMP was intentionally preventing China taking its rightful place in the world as a high-tech advanced economy.


Truth : China Is Making Deals With Everyone They Can Worldwide…And Doing

 Well…They Just Signed A Trade Deal With Fourteen Countries And Three New

 Free Trade Zones Internally In September

ASEAN, CHINA, And Other Partners… 

China, Japan and 13 other Asian-Pacific nations have signed the world’s largest trading bloc in a deal many hope will hasten the region’s recovery from the shocks of the pandemic.  China and 14 other countries agreed Sunday to set up the world’s largest trading bloc, encompassing nearly a third of all economic activity, in a deal many in Asia are hoping will help hasten a recovery from the shocks of the pandemic.  The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, or RCEP, was signed virtually on Sunday on the sidelines of the annual summit of the 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

“I am delighted to say that after eight years of hard work, as of today, we have officially brought RCEP negotiations to a conclusion for signing,” said host country Vietnam's prime minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

“The conclusion of RCEP negotiation, the largest free trade agreement in the world, will send a strong message that affirms ASEAN’s leading role in supporting the multilateral trading system, creating a new trading structure in the region, enabling sustainable trade facilitation, revitalizing the supply chains disrupted by COVID-19 and assisting the post-pandemic recovery,” Phuc said.

The accord will take already low tariffs on trade between member countries still lower, over time, and is less comprehensive than an 11-nation trans-Pacific trade deal that President Donald T-RUMP pulled out of shortly after taking office.  SIDEBAR: IGNORANT IDIOT LEADERS MAKE STUPID HARMFUL MOVES

Apart from the 10 ASEAN members, it includes China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand, but not the United States. Officials said the accord leaves the door open for India, which dropped out due to fierce domestic opposition to its market-opening requirements, to rejoin the bloc.  Now we are not needed, India buys a lot….

It will take time to fully assess exact details of the agreement encompassing tariff schedules and rules for all 15 countries involved — the tariffs schedule just for Japan is 1,334 pages long.   It is not expected to go as far as the European Union in integrating member economies but does build on existing free trade arrangements.

The deal has powerful symbolic ramifications, showing that nearly four years after Trump launched his “America First" policy of forging trade deals with individual countries, Asia remains committed to multi-nation efforts toward freer trade that are seen as a formula for future prosperity.

Ahead of Sunday's RCEP “special summit" meeting, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said he would firmly convey his government's support for “broadening a free and fair economic zone, including a possibility of India’s future return to the deal, and hope to gain support from the other countries.”

The accord is also a coup for China, by far the biggest market in the region with more than 1.3 billion people, allowing Beijing to cast itself as a “champion of globalization and multilateral cooperation" and giving it greater influence over rules governing regional trade, Gareth Leather, senior Asian economist for Capital Economics, said in a report.

China’s official Xinhua News Agency quoted Premier Li Keying hailing the agreement as a victory against protectionism, in remarks delivered via a video link.   “The signing of the RCEP is not only a landmark achievement of East Asian regional cooperation, but also a victory of multilateralism and free trade,” Li said.

The agreement is expected to help China, Japan and South Korea finally reach a trilateral free trade deal after years of struggling to bridge their differences.  Now that Trump’s opponent Joe Biden has been declared president-elect, the region is watching to see how U.S. policy on trade and other issues will evolve.

Analysts are skeptical Biden will push hard to rejoin the trans-Pacific trade pact or to roll back many of the U.S. trade sanctions imposed on China by the Trump administration given widespread frustration with Beijing's trade and human rights records, and accusations of spying and technology theft.

Critics of free trade agreements say they tend to encourage companies to move manufacturing jobs overseas. So, having won over disaffected rust-belt voters in Michigan and western Pennsylvania in the Nov. 3 election, Biden is “not going to squander that by going back into TPP," Michael Jonathan Green of the Center for Strategic and International Studies said in a web seminar.

But given concerns over China’s growing influence, Biden is likely to seek much more engagement with Southeast Asia to protect U.S. interests, he said.   The fast-growing and increasingly affluent Southeast Asian market of 650 million people has been hit hard by the pandemic and is urgently seeking fresh drivers for growth.

RCEP originally would have included about 3.6 billion people and encompassed about a third of world trade and global GDP. Minus India, it still covers more than 2 billion people and close to a third of all trade and business activity.

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA, the retooled version of the North American Free Trade Agreement under Trump, covers slightly less economic activity but less than a tenth of the world's population. The EU and Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership, the revised version of the deal Trump rejected, also are smaller. RCEP includes six of the 11 remaining CPTPP members.

India balked at exposing its farmers and factories to more foreign competition. Among other concerns, Indian dairy farmers are worried about competition from New Zealand and Australian milk and cheese producers. Automakers fear imports from across the region. But overall the biggest fear is over a flood of manufactured goods from China.  

Trade and investment flows within Asia have vastly expanded over the past decade, a trend that has accelerated amid feuding between the U.S. and China, which have imposed billions of dollars’ worth of punitive tariffs on each other’s exports.

The RCEP agreement is loose enough to stretch to fit the disparate needs of member countries as diverse as Myanmar, Singapore, Vietnam and Australia. Unlike the CPTPP and EU, it does not establish unified standards on labor and the environment or commit countries to open services and other vulnerable areas of their economies.

But it does set rules for trade that will facilitate investment and other business within the region, Jeffrey Wilson, research director at the Perth USAsia Center, said in a report for the Asia Society.  “RCEP, therefore, is a much-needed platform for the Indo-Pacific’s post-COVID recovery,” he wrote.   ASEAN members include Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, Brunei, Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam.


BEIJING, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- China on Thursday officially opened three new pilot free trade zones (FTZs) and expanded one as it seeks greater opening-up and high-quality development.

The three new FTZs are in Beijing and the provinces of Anhui and Hunan, increasing the total number of the country's FTZs to 21, while the expanded one is in the coastal province of Zhejiang.

The launch came after the State Council on Monday issued a master plan to outline the priorities for the three new pilot FTZs, and adopted a plan to double the area of the pilot FTZ in Zhejiang.

China's decision to set up a new batch of pilot FTZs demonstrated the country's firm determination to accelerate the formation of a new development pattern through a higher level of opening-up, Vice Commerce Minister Wang Shouwen said at a press briefing on Monday.

Experts believe that the new FTZs will further improve trade and investment liberalization and facilitation in China through a new round of system and mechanism reform and innovation. It will also grasp the strategic opportunities brought about by the scientific and technological revolution, and promote the transformation and upgrading of China's foreign trade and the development of strategic emerging industries.

I can be sure of what he’d say now as the Trump administration tries to persuade allies not to allow Huawei's 5G technology into their digital bloodstream.  But those allies are less willing to say no, partly because of China’s commercial power but also because their relationships with the US have frayed.

RFN: Even the Umglicks, noted fourth world underdeveloped, not so bright till they found fire… only last year and had an expression.  “ He who first burns a bridge across a deep ravine should not try to cross that bridge ”
“ Moreover burnt timbers may lack strength
…” they were very observant and mentioned this at the funerals of those they toasted who were hauled out of the ravine…

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who Bernstein’s sources say was berated by T-RUMP in phone calls, appeared to reject Trump’s China tactics, saying,  “ Only together can the 27 EU member countries have enough weight to achieve ambitious deals with China."   While Trump has been applauded for confronting China on its trade policies, commercial espionage and intellectual property theft, his tactics face heavy criticism. 

"Now the challenge for the president and his successors is to persuade Beijing, through enhanced US power projection, more able alliances, and adroit diplomacy, that the United States will grow ever stronger in Asia and, with its allies and friends, will robustly confront destabilizing Chinese actions."

All of this will have been in Xi's calculations about Trump, whether he is an existential threat to China's rise to be the world's superpower, or a prelude to a smarter adversary with the same goal.

Xi appears to have hedged toward the latter, choosing to act now against Hong Kong’s determined pro-democracy movement, and pushing the narrative that the West is behind it, before it became a real thorn in his side.  Hong Kong's new National Security Law, promulgated in Beijing this week and immediately enforced on the territory's streets, is a game changer. According to the UK, it breaks the 1984 joint Sino-British declaration of one country-two systems.


🇨🇳  ED NOTE:   Donald’s relationship, his imaginary Love-Fest with XI JINPING is a one sided farce. It’s all BS, because Donald is no match for the Chinese giant and Donald words carry no weight,  just like his twitts.  The Chinese are not just into egg rolls and roast duckling, they are in everything and soon enough will possibly surpass us.  Please no more Chinese buffets with fake dishes of day old food who fail the county food restaurant checkers every month - unsafe and are still open.

Wake-up America, T-Rumps bragging about relationships is falling apart and the war between what I call the Occident and the Orient is resulting in a factual trade war.  Worse, the collaborations, allies relationships and simply friends and trade partners is dwindling whereas China relationships are growing world wide.   The great relationship T-RUMP talks about must make for great laughs in the Chinese capitol, and have the Fortune Cookie stuffers going apeshit. Lots of Canton fire!  ( pun)

The love fest with Xi Jinping president of China is nothing more than an overplayed long game of cards, a photoshoot opportunity and a microphone.  Meanwhile the people in the US are paying those tariffs.   The words are empty, nothing but previous rhetoric with no weight to them.  T-RUMP is easily out-classed by the China Giant For he is elected for Life, something T-RUMP wants and make America into an Authoritarianism state and is a form of government characterized by strong central power and limited political freedoms. 

The reason he hangs with Bullies like Vladimir Putin, the mini square headed Rocket Man Kim Jong Un, Duarte, the new dictator in the Philippines,  Erdoğan, the Turkish two-faced turkey, and several other whom he claims are friends.   Remember, even Hitler had friends, Mussolini, Himmler, Goebbels, Hirohito, and others. Great choices!


🇨🇳  The Biggest Three Lies Ever Told Has Expired… A new Bigly Lie is Here…
Thanks to multiple lies, an incredible biggly of twitts, anything that has been spoken by Donald  “ Bone Spurs” T-RUMP and his nearly 21,400 bigly whoppers since 2016 is the new bench standard.  He totally out-sh*t all the competition and declare him the biggest liar and bullsh*tter of all time… Forget that old version about checks, climax and government. We have a new standard for the greatest lies ever told … people have asked when is T-RUMP lieing…simple,  T-RUMP is lieing when his lips are moving…or tweets are tweeting and sh*t is flowing…How poetic…  

🇨🇳  We Are Not The Main Strongman In The Orient…
The US military is not the primary force anymore in Asia, and it would struggle to defend its allies against the Chinese. This sobering assessment comes from a new report that claims missiles from China’s rapidly improving military could overwhelm US bases in the region in a matter of hours. 

So, Japan, Australia and other US partners need to bolster their forces in the region, said the report from the United States Study Center at Australia's University of Sydney. A spokesperson for China’s foreign ministry said the country’s military policy is "defensive in nature." Hitler claimed that too,  that Germany was wronged and defensive…

China isn’t the existential threat some American analysts make it out to be, Fareed Zakaria writes in a new Foreign Affairs essay. Some have portrayed Beijing as upending the liberal international order—but that order “was never as liberal, as international, or as orderly as it is now nostalgically described,” and the US has gone against it often, launching wars and attempting regime change dozens of times. 

As the US itself rose in power, it “declared the entire Western Hemisphere off-limits to the great powers of Europe,” and China, today, is mostly concerned with its own neighborhood.

China is merely seeking a place at the international table commensurate with its status, Fareed argues, and its rise is not necessarily incompatible with US aims. Some suspect Beijing of employing a “marathon” strategy to dominate the world in the long term. 

But, Fareed writes, “if Washington can keep its cool and patiently continue to pursue a policy of engagement plus deterrence, forcing China to adjust while itself adjusting to make space for it, some scholar decades from now might write about the United States’ not-so-secret plan to expand the zone of peace, prosperity, openness, and decent governance across the globe—a marathon strategy that worked. 

The rest of the world was watching the pomp, circumstance and speeches celebrating China’s 70th anniversary Tuesday, but military analysts were glued to another spectacle in the heart of Beijing: the arsenal of cutting-edge weaponry capable today in stock at your local Chinese base.


SHORT VERSION           https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzrpCC7XmyE&pbjreload=10
FULL VERSION                   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnoaWO3KDIA

The lavish event marking seven decades of Communist Party rule gave Beijing a golden opportunity to showcase new hypersonic missiles, top-of-the-line drones, tanks, stealth bombers, unmanned underwater vehicles, helicopters that rival U.S. Black Hawks, and a host of other military technology that highlights the nation’s ever-rising defense budget and its long-term plan to cut into American superiority in Asia and beyond.

Analysts called the display a clear warning to the West and an indication that China’s military progress — already at the point where Beijing is likely capable of going toe-to-toe with the U.S. in the Pacific — is accelerating at a rapid pace. Pentagon officials say their strategy to counter China acknowledges the new paradigm and the uncomfortable truth that unquestioned U.S. power may be a thing of the past.

“We’re no longer in a period of overwhelming American dominance but rather one in which our armed forces are adapting to fight against near-peer competitors who are fielding increasingly sophisticated capabilities,” Randall G. Shriver, assistant secretary of defense for Indi-Pacific security affairs, told an audience at the Brookings Institution in Washington just hours after the parade.

Many of those new light tanks assault and airdrop tanks, underwater drones and specific invasion vehicles were designed for shallow water usage possibly when China makes a move against Taiwan. 

China Is Beating T-Rump At Tariffs And Just About Everything Else

In arguing that President Trump’s trade war is un-winnable, in Foreign Affairs that China has played the tit-for-tat game of tariffs more cunningly, placing tariffs only on US goods that can be easily substituted, while exempting or even lowering tariffs on US goods that can’t be. 

China expert Andrew Nathan writes some reasons why China feels it’s winning the trade war:  China has already replaced US agricultural imports, tariffs may hit US workers harder than Chinese, and its state-run economy can create new jobs more easily to absorb damage.   Thats T-RUMPS biggest lie to the farmers you and me are financing with the fake tariff money being given to them.  A sixteen billion dollar lie, that was money collected on tariffs that Americans paid for too much on products)  Donald took your money and gave it to farmers who then destroyed crops….

China is taking a long view, Nathan writes, with President Xi predicting “containment and provocation” from the US until 2049, when China will (he believes) surpass it. “Trade war or no trade war, decoupling or no decoupling, China is on the path to economic independence from the United States,” Nathan writes; consequently, when Xi and President Trump next talk, the Chinese leader might offer Trump a worse deal than the one China has left on the table.

While Trump appears bent on rectifying the US-China trade deficit, that US multinationals will feel the most heat. They reap outsized sales revenue from their investments in China, and if the trade war drags on, those firms stand to suffer most, they write.  


Chinese Military Gaining Ground - Will Surpass The Us

Gen. Wei Fenghe told delegates at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore that Beijing would not yield an inch of territory — and any foreign interference was doomed to failure.  He specifically called out the US and its Taiwan Relations Act, the 1979 law which permits Washington to provide defense weapons to the Taipei government and help defend the island from invasion.

China’s Defense Minister Wei Fenghe addresses the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore on June 2.   China considers Taiwan a renegade province. The two separated at the end of a bloody civil war in 1949 and the US only has official diplomatic relations with Beijing.

"How can the US enact a law to interfere in China's internal affairs? Is there any sense in that?" Wei asked.

Wei cited Abraham Lincoln fighting to keep the US united during the Civil War, adding: "Not a single country in the world would tolerate secession. The US is indivisible and so is China."

Wei spoke at the conference a day after acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan, who challenged Beijing to adhere to a “ Rules-based order" so it could fully gain the trust of the international community.  ut Wei said China was just taking measures to ensure prosperity and a better life for all involved.

"China has never provoked a war or conflict, taken land or invaded another country," said Wei, the highest-ranking Chinese official to attend Asia's top defense summit in eight years. "China has never preyed on others. We shall not let others prey on or divide us either."

Beijing claims almost the entire 1.3 million square mile South China Sea as its sovereign territory and aggressively asserts its stake. US military officials, meanwhile, have vowed to continue enforcing a free and open Indo-Pacific.

Wei portrayed the South China Sea situation as largely a stand-off between Washington and Beijing.  "Who is threatening security and stability in the South China Sea?" he asked, answering countries outside the region “ ho come to flex muscles" who would then "walk away and leave a mess behind."  Those countries forced China to build up military facilities on the disputed islands, Wei said.   "In the face of heavily armed ships and military aircraft, how can we not build defense facilities," he said.

Wei defended China’s detention of hundreds of thousands of Uyghurs in Xinjiang province for economic and security reasons.  "The policy of China in Xinjiang is absolutely right. Because over the past more than two years there is no single terrorist attack in Xinjiang. The living standard of the local people has improved," he said

Wei also blamed Washington for the ongoing trade war.  "As for the recent trade friction started by the US, if the US wants to talk we will keep the door open. If they want to fight, we will fight until the end,” he said.  "Bully us? No way,” he added.



Armed Camp and Xi Keeps Kim Jung Un In Check… Even Putin is a Friend
It is not just an airfield nor a summer home for the Chinese military, it is an;  Armed camp; Marine base with support ships; An airport with both fighters and bombers; All types of missile capability in; Air-to-Air, Surface-to-Air, Surface-to-Surface and    Ship-to Air.

Trade War - The Saga Goes On And China Has Not Blinked
In other trade news, the game of brinkmanship between the US and China keeps escalating, and it looks like China may be ready to play the ace up its sleeve: Rare earth metals. China's top economic planning agency indicated the country may be poised to curb exports of rare earths. Chinese state media also published this dire notice to Washington: “ Don't say we didn't warn you." 

Rare earth metals are key to manufacturing technology like smart phones, speakers and tablets, as well as items vital to weapons systems, like lasers, radar, sonar, night vision systems and jet engines. They aren’t actually rare, but cobalt is and they are difficult to mine safely in Africa, and China basically has the market cornered. 

About a third of the world's rare earth deposits are found there, but the country controls more than 90% of production. And restricting their trade could be a serious game changer.  Cobalt - It is a key element in Lithium Batteries, and China is already banked on it.


T-Rumps Possible Classic F*Ckup
The T-RUMP administration’s blacklisting of Huawei “might well be China’s Sputnik moment, with seismic consequences,” Fareed writes in his latest Washington Post column.  Cut off from Western supply chains, China may begin to develop its own processors and phone operating systems—in effect, a separate technological system of its own, spurred by President Trump. “Watching China’s technological prowess these days, it is easy to imagine the country rising to this challenge,”  And with T-RUMPS stupidity and naiveness thing he calls the shots, we are in as Jar-Jar Binks words would say, “ deep do-do”.

“We might be moving toward a bipolar world in digital technology with two walled-off ecosystems: US and Chinese.” That avoidable decoupling would not only make the world less prosperous, it also would have consequences for global democracy. 

As a Quartz report from Zambia illustrates, less-expensive Chinese tech is attractive to the developing world, but it also lets governments enjoy greater controls—meaning that as China powers a vast expansion of connectivity in places like Africa, it’s also giving a boost to repression and authoritarianism.

China Grows Anti-American, and an Algorithm Says It Won’t Back Down
China had held off criticizing America or publicizing the trade war, but since President T-RUMP piled on new tariffs, China has revved up a propaganda machine that’s fanning anti-American nationalism.

Which, according to a computer algorithm, is a sign that China won’t back down in the trade war. Researchers at George Mason University and Bates White Economic Consulting have fed China’s state-run newspaper, the People’s Daily, into an algorithm that “reads” it and predicts whether Chinese policy will change. According to the algorithm, “China has not yet shown any signs of backing down on the US demands” on trade, they write in The National Interest.


Rice Balls Have Hit The Fan
China fired back in the trade war with the US, and Wall Street took the first hit. The Dow dropped 617 points after China announced it was hiking tariffs on $60 billion worth of imported American goods. More than 4,000 US goods are targeted. 

Most of them now carry tariffs of 25% -- up from 10% when they were first levied last September. These new tariffs are in retaliation for hikes on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods, announced last week. 

The Trump administration hopes this economic brinkmanship will force the Chinese into cutting a trade deal, but there's no guarantee that's going to happen. China's tariffs will also hit US farmers especially hard, and some farmers are getting nervous. They have a message for President Trump: "This can't go on."

For all the panic about China’s rising global influence, we should all just settle down a bit, China’s ambitions involve regional territorial claims with historical precedent, he writes—not world domination. Its military doesn’t threaten America, and it remains surrounded by competitors, like South Korea and Japan, that will naturally contain it. China’s influence will grow, and that will pose some problems, but the US shouldn’t treat China as an “enemy,” Bandow argues; doing so would only turn it into one.

Well,  now it’s getting real. The Trump administration raised tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports just after midnight. The tariffs went from 10% to 25%. China promised it will hit back. US and Chinese negotiators will resume trade talks later today in Washington. US consumers haven't really felt the bite of tariffs so far, but that could change with this round because these expanded tariffs could result in a 25% tax on almost everything else the US imports from China. So that means your shoes, toys and iPhones could become more expensive. 

They could all get more expensive if President Donald Trump follows through on his threat to expand tariffs on Chinese imports to include an additional $325 billion in goods left out last year. 

The administration is already moving ahead with plans to hike existing tariffs starting Friday on industrial components and other goods, from 10% to 25% — a warning shot to Beijing amid ongoing negotiations toward a comprehensive trade agreement. 

Most consumer electronics, toys and shoes have so far been shielded, a strategic move that made the trade war almost invisible to American shoppers.   But Trump is running out of goods to tax, and the expanded tariffs he threatened over the weekend could result in a 25% tax on almost everything else the US imports from China.

That would hit 100% of the toys and sports equipment imported from China to the United States, as well as 93% of the footwear and 91% of textiles and clothing, according to an analysis by the Peterson Institute for International Economics. 

One business group estimates the 25% tariff on apparel imports alone would cost a family of four an extra $500 a year.

Hong Kong (CNN Business)The United States has escalated its trade war with China, hiking tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese exports hours after trade talks held in Washington failed to produce a breakthroughTariffs on the targeted exports increased from 10% to 25% at 12:01 a.m. ET on Friday, prompting a swift rebuke from Beijing.

The Chinese government expressed “deep regret over the development" and pledged to take "necessary countermeasures."  "We hope the United States will meet us halfway, and work with us to resolve existing issues through cooperation and consultation," China's Ministry of Commerce said in a statement. The ministry did not give specifics on how it would respond.Liu He, China's vice premier, arrives at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative in Washington on Thursday.

The Trump administration's decision to impose new taxes on Chinese exports comes after the United States accused China of backtracking on commitments made during recent negotiations on trade.   Trump has repeatedly slammed China for indulging in what he says are unfair trade practices, particularly with regards to access to its giant market, intellectual property and technology transfers.   The talks are aimed at settling the dispute, which has hurt Chinese exporters, damaged some US companies and slowed global growth since it began last July.

China overplayed its hand with T-RUMP on trade, and it could cost them dearly  A Chinese delegation led by the country's top trade negotiator, Vice Premier Liu He, arrived in Washington on Thursday for the latest round of discussions. 

Under the current circumstances, Liu said he "hopes to engage in rational and candid exchanges with the US side," according to China's state news agency. Liu added that raising tariffs is not a solution to the problems.   T-RUMP said hours before talks began on Thursday that he had just received an upbeat letter from his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, suggesting a deal was still attainable.   "It's possible to do it," Trump said when asked about the prospect of an agreement that would prevent a tariff hike on Chinese goods. "I have no idea what's going to happen."

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