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Trade war

Trump criticizes China trade and rejects globalism at UN

President's claim of 'accomplishments' is met with laughter

Donald Trump gave his second address to the U.N. General Assembly since becoming U.S. president.   © Reuters

NEW YORK -- U.S. President Donald Trump took the stage at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday to double down on his "America first" stance, rejecting "the ideology of globalism" and demanding change to a world trading system that allowed the long-standing U.S. trade imbalance with China. 

Trade issues were a prominent part of Trump's 35-minute address to diplomats and world leaders representing the 193 member countries of the global body at its annual general debate. The president praised the U.S. free trade agreement signed Monday with South Korea but took a number of jabs at China.

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