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Biden Slams Trump-China Trade Deal as Lacking on Key Disputes

  • Former vice president calls trade steps “vague, weak”
  • Vows to push China on human rights while cooperating on trade
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U.S.-China Trade Deal Positive for Markets Despite Few Details

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden blasted the “phase one” trade deal with China that President Donald Trump is signing Wednesday as a loss for the U.S. that fails to make headway on the central issues of the trade dispute.

“China is the big winner of Trump’s ‘phase-one’ trade deal with Beijing,” the former vice president said in a statement to Bloomberg News. “True to form, Trump is getting precious little in return for the significant pain and uncertainty he has imposed on our economy, farmers, and workers.”