On the inaugural U.S.-China Comprehensive Economic Dialogue

U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping attend the bilateral meeting at the G20 leaders summit

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David Dollar, a senior fellow in the John L. Thornton China Center, explains the differences between the modern U.S. and Chinese economies and outlines why the Trump administration should exercise caution when blaming trade imbalance on China.

Show notes:

Expect more process than progress at U.S.-China Comprehensive Economic Dialogue

Global value chains provide new opportunities to developing countries

The U.S.-China trade agreement—a huge deal for China

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