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U.S., China Discuss $233 Billion Trade Gap

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U.S., China Discuss $233 Billion Trade Gap

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U.S., China Discuss $233 Billion Trade Gap

U.S., China Discuss $233 Billion Trade Gap

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The United States and China are holding high-level trade talks in Washington this week. At the heart of those talks is America's $233 billion trade deficit with China.

Robert Siegel talks with Pietra Rivoli, author of The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy and professor of business at Georgetown University, about how the gap came to be so large. Rivoli also looks at what products the U.S. purchases from China, and what products we export to China.

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