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Trump’s Defense of China

Contrary to what he said a few days ago, China is not living up to the trade deal he made with it — a failure that the deal’s structure encouraged. The strategy for fighting Chinese mercantilism that Trump abandoned at the start of his administration is looking better and better by comparison.

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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