Diary from Trumpland

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Print edition : September 28, 2018

U.S President Donald Trump with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker at the White House on July 25. Photo: JOSHUA ROBERTS/REUTERS

A worker handles red hot steel cables at a steel factory in Qingdao, China. Tariffs on steel are a matter of contention between China and the U.S. Photo: AP

As Trump, with an eye on the next presidential election, tries to renegotiate trade treaties with neighbours and tinker with the WTO, it is in the interests of China and the E.U. to come together.
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