Democrats have been unified by their desire to oust President Trump. But if that happens, deep divisions on the issue of trade are likely to reappear.
Ana SwansonJoe Biden's campaign has unified Democrats around a shared goal of ousting President Trump. But as the campaign nears an end, a deep split between progressives and moderate Democrats on trade policy is once again spilling out into the open
American officials in China, Cuba and Russia say U.S. agencies are concealing the true extent of the episodes, leaving colleagues vulnerable to hostile actions abroad.
Ana SwansonNEW: “Havana syndrome” grabbed headlines when it swept through the American missions, first in Cuba and then in China. But previously unreported incidents also took place in Russia and elsewhere, an NYT investigation has found nytimes.com/2020/10/19/us/… with @ewong@julianbarnes
Robert E. Lighthizer, President Trump’s trade negotiator, has cautioned against actions that could anger Beijing in an attempt to preserve the U.S.-China trade deal.
Ana SwansonRobert Lighthizer, the United States trade representative, has long been one of China's toughest critics.
But since brokering a trade deal with Beijing in January, he has emerged as one of China’s biggest defenders within the administration.
As a United States senator, he spoke of transforming China through trade. As a presidential candidate two decades later, he denounces it as a “dictatorship.”
Ana SwansonMr. Biden’s 20-year road from wary optimism to condemnation — while still straining for some cooperation — is emblematic of the arc of U.S.-China relations, which have deteriorated to an unstable and potentially explosive state