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China taps Abe, Volvo and anything that sticks in trade war

Xi searches for better narrative to sell to the world

KATSUJI NAKAZAWA, Nikkei senior staff writer | China

BEIJING -- On Aug. 22, one day before Donald Trump's administration slapped new tariffs on $16 billion worth of Chinese products, Asian journalists gathered for a forum in Beijing.

In attendance were reporters from Japan, South Korea, North Korea, Mongolia, India, Pakistan, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Myanmar and Laos.

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