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July 11, 2018

U.S.-China trade war: Is there an off-ramp?

  • Both sides have a lot at stake and seem unlikely to back down, so there's no clear path to peace.
  • By PAUL WISEMAN and CHRISTOPHER RUGABER
    AP Economics Writers

    WASHINGTON — As the trade war between the world's two largest economies nears the end of its first week, its most unsettling fact may be this: No one seems to foresee any clear path to peace.

    The United States insists that China abandon the brass-knuckles tactics it's used to try to supplant America's technological dominance. Yet Beijing isn't about to drop its zeal to acquire the technology it sees as crucial to its prosperity.


     
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