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China Cuts Tariffs on $75 Billion in U.S. Imports

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On Feb. 6, China announced a major cut to tariffs placed on roughly $75 billion worth of U.S. goods. The cuts are set to begin on Feb. 14 and will possibly mark the beginning of the end of the year-long trade war between the U.S. and China.

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  • Writing: Briefly describe the trade war timeline. Why did it begin? What sectors of both the U.S. and Chinese economies were targeted?
  • Debate: The trade war with China has largely resulted in a stalemate, causing needless damage to both countries’ economies.
  • Poll: Will the preliminary deal end in a total de-escalation of the trade war?
  • Short Answer: What impact, if any, has the coronavirus had on the U.S.-China trade war?

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