REPORT: Democrat-led House seen backing Trump’s China trade war, scrutinizing talks with allies

NOVEMBER 8, 2018

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The new Democrat majority in the U.S. House of Representatives is likely to back President Donald Trump’s trade war with China and could even egg him on, but will offer tougher scrutiny of his negotiations with allies, trade experts and lawmakers say.

Trump has imposed tariffs on $250 billion of Chinese goods to pressure Beijing to stop intellectual property theft and forced technology transfers, improve market access for U.S. firms and cut its high-tech industrial subsidy program – major shifts away from China’s state-led economic model.

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Democrats, the traditional party of trade unions, largely support such moves, especially for their hoped-for effect on helping American workers.

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