US-China Trade Talks Obstacles – Michael Pillsbury said, “In China, the hawks don’t want a free market and they want a more assertive China. On the American side, the base wants not to be ripped off or taken advantage of by China.”

OSAKA, Japan—President Trump and President Xi Jinping of China managed to get trade talks back on track this past weekend, but an even tougher job lies ahead—appeasing hard-line factions within their own governments demanding they give no quarter.

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