Closer Look: China Faces Uncertainty as Trump Era Dawns
Donald J. Trump will soon become the 45th president of the United States. While the world slowly comes to terms with Trump's astonishing victory, China is asking what the next president's "America first" campaign slogan will mean for foreign trade policies and U.S.-China relations.
Trump, whose appeal to working-class Americans left behind by globalization and free trade propelled him to victory, will almost certainly create a more-closed America. But even with support from a Republican-controlled Congress, doubts remain about whether the new president can fulfill campaign promises to label China a currency manipulator and impose a punitive 45% tariff on Chinese imports.
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