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Chinese President Xi Jinping has set 2035 as a target year to catch up with the U.S. economically.   © Reuters
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Xi's overly-ambitious goals triggered US-China trade war

Talk of becoming world No.1 backfired, hurting even dinner tables

KATSUJI NAKAZAWA, Nikkei senior staff writer | China

TOKYO -- Soon, all 1.4 billion Chinese will be feeling the pinch of Donald Trump's presidency an ocean away.

They will look at their dining table and notice their favorite dishes -- Chinese-style deep fried chicken, firecracker chicken and twice-cooked pork -- are all cooked with lots of oil, much of which is pressed from the seeds of American or Brazilian soybeans.

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