August 6, 2021

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Trump-Xi meeting in Iowa would be poignant reminder of better U.S.-China ties

U.S. President Donald Trump’s suggestion that he could sign a trade deal with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Iowa has set off a flurry of excitement in Muscatine, Iowa, a city on the banks of the Mississippi River that has hosted Xi twice since 1985. Xi returned with much fanfare in 2012 as China’s vice president, visiting that home and meeting with a dozen local “Old Friends” – people he had met in the 1980s. Tariffs have had an outsized impact on farmers in Iowa, a big exporter of soybeans.


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