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Dep USTR: Our Goal Not To Escalate w/China


Wires and social media carrying comments from Deputy US Trade Rep Sarah Bianchi delivered at Washington International Trade Conference on US trade relations, primarily in relation to China.

  • Says that 'Our goal is not to escalate with China.", US is 'looking at all tools to ensure China is held accountable on phase one deal'. Comes after saying that China has previously fallen short on its phase one commmitments.
  • Says the US 'will maintain a holistic approach to China, including looking at non-market economic concerns'. Says that 'China's state aid and non-market policies and practices are a serious threat'
  • 'Indo-Pacific economic framework will require binding commitments from trading partners'. Adds that the framework will be 'closely consulted' with Congress.

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