China’s inexorable rise is helped by Trump’s retreat

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Washington Post—China's growing clout has been brought into sharper focus by the incoherence of Trump's agenda.

As Trump begins his second year, analysts see rising risks of a U.S. trade war with China. For years, one bright spot in the United States’ massive trade imbalance with China has been the Asian nation’s soaring appetite for American agriculture. But this month, China abruptly imposed stricter requirements on billions of dollars of American soybeans in a way that threatens to curb the...