White Residence Info Plan To Ratchet Up Trade Stress On China

President Donald Trump’s trade action reflects his frustration that the U.S. and China were not able to make more progress on U.S. intellectual property concerns.
“Trade is trade.
“These are totally unrelated events,” a senior administration official told reporters.
| Martinez Monsivais/AP Photo White House details plan to ratchet up trade pressure on ChinaSenior administration officials today outlined the White House’s plan to pressure China over policies that “force or coerce” American companies to hand over valuable technology to do business there — but they denied the effort was motivated by the crisis over North Korea.
It was apparently put on hold while the U.S. lobbied China and other U.N. Security Council members to impose new sanctions on North Korea.

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