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YCAPS' Tuan Pham: On U.S.-China Trade, Will Xi Jinping Keep His Promises to Trump?

“No one is in a position to dictate to the Chinese people what should or should not be done.”
Xi Jinping, Dec. 18, 2018

YCAPS Executive Committee members writes for War on the Rocks:

"During the 2018 G20 Summit in Buenos Aires, U.S. President Donald Trump held a much-anticipated, high-stakes meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. The leaders agreed to suspend the mutually destabilizing U.S.-China tariff and trade war for 90 days. The arrangement was made after Xi agreed in principle to purchase a “not yet agreed upon, but very substantial” amount of U.S. agricultural, energy, and manufacturing products and to negotiate within 90 days “structural changes” in forced technology transfer, intellectual property rights, non-tariff barriers, and cyber security."