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'Phase one' is signed, but a question remains: How much was really gained?

Jan 16, 2020 - The Washington Post
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As President Trump and China's Vice Premier Liu He signed the 'phase one' trade agreement, everyone was asking: Was Trump's trade war worth it?

Trump's trade war against China has gone on for nearly two years, causing deep damage in parts of the U.S. economy. The deal that Trump signed Wednesday does score some wins. China has agreed to buy about $200-billion more of U.S. goods over the next two years, and U.S. companies will get more access to the Chinese market and a bit more intellectua...