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China is the big winner of Trump’s ‘phase-one’ trade deal with Beijing. True to form, [then President Donald] Trump is getting precious little in return for the significant pain and uncertainty he has imposed on our economy, farmers, and workers.”

Candidate Joe Biden, January 15, 2020


President Joe Biden’s chief trade negotiator pledged to build off the deal with China reached under Donald Trump and said that….[the] Biden administration respects the continuity of the so-called phase-one agreement….”

Bloomberg.com, May 5, 2021


(Sources: “Biden Slams Trump-China Trade Deal as Lacking on Key Disputes,” by Jennifer Epstein, Bloomberg.com, January 15, 2020, Joe Biden Blasts Trump Phase One U.S.-China Trade Deal – Bloomberg & “Biden Trade Chief Pledges to Build Off Trump’s China Agreement, by Eric Martin, Ibid., May 5, 2021, https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-05-05/biden-trade-chief-pledges-to-build-off-trump-s-china-agreement?srnd=economics-vp)