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U.S.-China relations will remain tense ahead of election, says former American ambassador to Beijing

July 21, 2020


There will be little progress in the phase one trade deal ahead of the U.S. presidential election in November, former U.S. ambassador to China Max Baucus said on Tuesday.

President Donald Trump signed the partial trade deal with Beijing in January, but the coronavirus pandemic has since hammered China’s economy. There are now doubts if the Asian giant will be able to fulfill its commitments to large purchases agreed to in the deal.

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