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Trump May Toughen Trade Threats on China

  • U.S. officials consider using ‘big trade weapon’ from 1980s
  • China expected to respond ‘tit-for-tat’ to trade penalties
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Why the U.S. May Be Planning a China Trade Investigation

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President Donald Trump’s administration may be on the verge of ramping up its threats against China on trade. If the talk ever turns to action, there could be troubling consequences for the global economy.

U.S. officials are gearing up to investigate China over what the administration perceives to be violations of intellectual property, said a government official who spoke on condition of anonymity on Wednesday because the probe hasn’t been announced.