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    US-China Relations Thaw Over Pyongyang, Trade

    “After listening for 10 minutes, I realized it’s not so easy.” So said President Donald Trump, describing how he’d thought China had the power to stop North Korea’s missile tests until President Xi Jinping explained China and Korea’s intertwined histories. Now Trump, who once derided China as a currency manipulator, has walked back that criticism. Having once threatened trade war, Trump now says he’s offered favorable trade terms to China if they manage to defuse the situation in North Korea, even as satellite images suggest Pyongyang’s preparing another nuclear test.

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