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Trump's big, beautiful, monster will be brought down to size by Huawei; If the UK lets the Chinese giant have a role in the 5G rollout his newly-minted trade deal is doomed to fail

Jan 16, 2020 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

At a stump speech in Toledo, Ohio, last week, Donald Trump trumpeted his new trade deal with China as a "big, beautiful monster". In truth, at just 96 pages, the document - which includes a pledge to halve 15pc US duties on $120bn (£92bn) of imports in exchange for Chinese promises to reform Beijing's economy and toughen its stance on intellectual property theft - is rather slimmer than the average trade deal.

Any lack of detail, however, is more than compensated for by the deal's ambitio...