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    US Pressures China on Multiple Fronts

    They’re going all out. Yesterday the White House announced President Trump’s intent to more than double proposed tariffs on a further $200 billion worth of Chinese goods. That move — which would raise tariffs to 25 percent from an earlier proposal of 10 percent to force trade concessions from Beijing — coincided with the Senate’s approval of a defense bill tightening national security reviews of Chinese deals, revamping export controls on U.S. technology, as well as scrutinizing Chinese efforts to influence U.S. media, businesses, cultural institutions and academia.

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