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Analysis: Trade rocks already unstable US-China relations


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's trade battle with China will exacerbate relations with Beijing that are already fraying on several fronts as the U.S. takes a more confrontational stance and an increasingly powerful China stands its ground.

The gloves came off Friday as the world's two largest economies imposed tariffs on billions of dollars of each other's goods amid a spiraling dispute over technology. It comes at a time when Washington needs China's help in ending its nuclear standoff with North Korea.

Trump's much-vaunted personal rapport with Chinese President Xi Jinping, w...

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