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China's Trade Deficit: 'The $1.4 Trillion Question'

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China's Trade Deficit: 'The $1.4 Trillion Question'

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China's Trade Deficit: 'The $1.4 Trillion Question'

China's Trade Deficit: 'The $1.4 Trillion Question'

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China's investment in the global economy is huge — especially its investment in the United States. The U.S. trade deficit with China increases by $1 billion a day, and that has some people concerned. In the current issue of Atlantic Monthly magazine, correspondent James Fallows calls it "The $1.4 Trillion Question."

Fallows talks with Robert Siegel about China's economy, the U.S. reaction to it and how long China's policy can be sustained.

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