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China Meets Only Half of U.S. Trade Deal Target as Talks Restart

Views of Tianjin Port as China's Trade Unexpectedly Surges Despite Virus Outbreak
Photographer: Gilles Sabrie/Bloomberg

China’s goods imports from the U.S. have only reached about 53% of the $200 billion worth of additional products and services it promised to buy under the trade deal signed last year, far behind its purchasing target.

Beijing imported $11.7 billion worth of manufactured, agricultural and energy goods from the U.S. in September, according to Bloomberg calculations based on data from the country’s customs agency.