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Trump is Showing He ‘Actually Wants’ a Trade Deal With China, Stanford Expert Says

Trump’s Thursday Twitter post is evidence of that, Lanhee Chen, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, told CNBC on Friday. In fact, he said, the tweet — about a “long and very good conversation” with China’s president — is one of several “smoke signals” that show the White House truly hopes to resolve its ongoing dispute with the world’s second-largest economy.

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Goldman Can’t Rule Out U.S. Naming China a Currency Manipulator

Though China doesn’t meet the three official criteria, the Treasury Department could still accuse the Asian nation if it found that China was manipulating the yuan for trade purposes, Goldman notes. While not the bank’s base case, given that currency matters have played a “central role” in the U.S.-China trade standoff, a formal declaration isn’t unfathomable.

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