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U.S. Shows China Patience on Purchases If Trade Gap Doesn’t Grow

  • Trump officials said to tie flexibility to export constraints
  • A widening trade deficit would run counter to Trump’s goal
The Port Of Long Beach As U.S. Trade Gap Widens For Sixth Month Ahead Of Trump Tariffs
Photographer: Tim Rue/Bloomberg

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The U.S. is willing to show China some flexibility on its pledges to boost American imports as long as Beijing ensures exports don’t surge when production returns to full strength and widen the trade imbalance between the world’s two largest economies, people familiar with the discussions said.