Memory-Holing the Last Three Years of U.S.-China Trade Policy

We have plenty of evidence of what tariffs and unilateralism produce. Little of it is good.

resident Donald Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, hold up signed agreements of phase 1 of a trade deal between the U.S. and China, in the East Room at the White House, on January 15, 2020 in Washington, DC. Phase 1 is expected to cut tariffs and promote Chinese purchases of U.S. farm, and manufactured goods while addressing disputes over intellectual property. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Donald Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He hold up signed agreements of of a trade deal between the U.S. and China on January 15, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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One of the most common strategies for political aspirants is to blame incumbents for the disruptions of and imperfections in a market-oriented s…

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