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Trade talks in Beijing didn’t didn’t get much traction. What does that mean for China-U.S. relations?

Kai Ryssdal May 4, 2018
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President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping leave a business leaders event at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Nov. 9, 2017. NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images
Weekly Wrap

Trade talks in Beijing didn’t didn’t get much traction. What does that mean for China-U.S. relations?

Kai Ryssdal May 4, 2018
President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping leave a business leaders event at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Nov. 9, 2017. NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images
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We talk about this week’s economic and business news with Ana Swanson from the New York Times and Sudeep Reddy from Politico. Unemployment rates are down to 3.9 percent, the lowest in at least a decade, so we talk about what that means amid disappointing wage growth. Then we talk about the White House trade delegation’s “frank discussions” with Beijing. Is that code for “things went terribly”? The United States asked for a lot, including a $200 billion reduction in the trade deficit. We break it down. 

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