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A woman walks past a television in New Taipei City showing China's leader Xi Jinping making a speech commemorating the 40th anniversary of a message sent to Taiwan in 1979. In his speech, Xi Jinping said Taiwan's unification with the mainland is "inevitable" and warned against any efforts to promote the island's independence. Sam Yeh /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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President Donald Trump signed the USMCA trade deal on Friday, alongside Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexico's President Enrique Peña Nieto in Buenos Aires. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters hide caption

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USMCA: Trump Signs New Trade Agreement With Mexico And Canada To Replace NAFTA

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Sheng Hong is director of the Beijing-based Unirule Institute of Economics. He's one of a growing number of critics within elite circles in China who are criticizing China's handling of the trade war. Rob Schmitz/NPR hide caption

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Amid Trade War With U.S., There Are Signs Of Dissent Among China's Economists

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New members of the Politburo Standing Committee (from left) Han Zheng, Wang Huning, Li Zhanshu, Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Wang Yang and Zhao Leji stand together at Beijing's Great Hall of the People on Wednesday. Ng Han Guan/AP hide caption

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China's President Xi Jinping, left, speaks from the stage with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, right, and U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, center, during the opening ceremony of the 8th U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogues. Andy Wong/AP hide caption

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In U.S.-China Talks, The Metaphors Flow Freely

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