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Trade war

Calls for virus payback against China mount in Washington

Trump floats new tariffs, signaling start of new trade war

U.S. President Donald Trump is seen at his desk at the Oval Office of the White House on April 29. The president is once again turning to a harsher stance on China ahead of the November elections.    © Reuters

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON -- Just over a hundred days after the signing of their "phase one" trade deal at the White House, tensions between the U.S. and China have returned to the fore, with President Donald Trump and members of Congress voicing the need for reparations from Beijing over the pandemic.

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