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Trade war

China digs in heels for lengthy battle with US

Xi talks of 'Long March,' but not everyone on board

Military delegates arrive at the Great Hall of the People for a meeting ahead of National People's Congress in Beijing on March 4.   © Reuters

BEIJING -- Chinese President Xi Jinping is invoking past military conflicts to prime the public for a drawn-out trade war with the U.S., even amid calls for a swift resolution from critics online and among well-connected Communist Party elites.

The nation is on a "new Long March," Xi said Monday at a monument marking the starting point of the Red Army's two-year, 12,500 km retreat from the Kuomintang during the Chinese Civil War. The message was clear: The trade conflict with the U.S. could persist for a while.

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