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    Trump Taps China Hawk to Trade Post, Weighs Tariffs

    Here come the czars. Donald Trump named strident China critic Peter Navarro to lead a new White House office overseeing trade, while billionaire Carl Icahn will be a special adviser and campaign manager Kellyanne Conway will serve as counselor. The transition team is also reportedly considering hiking tariffs on imports from China and elsewhere. Russia, meanwhile, says dialogue has “frozen” with the Obama administration, with a more welcoming crowd on the way. For Trump, engaging Russia and confronting China adds up to what OZY Editor-in-Chief Carlos Watson calls a “reverse Kissinger.”

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