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China is trying to steal our future: Navarro

Hard-line White House adviser says trade agreement in 90 days will be difficult

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro talks to Nikkei at the White House on Dec. 20. (Photo by Mikio Sugeno)

WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Donald Trump's trade adviser told Nikkei that it would be "difficult" for the U.S. and China to arrive at an agreement after the 90-day period of talks unless Beijing was prepared for a full overhaul of its trade and industrial practices.

In an extensive interview at the White House on Dec. 20, Peter Navarro, an assistant to the president as director of trade and industrial policy, said there are "no half-measures," and that China has to address all of America's concerns for the two sides to come to terms. Those include forced technology transfers, cyber intrusions into business networks, state-directed investments, tariffs and nontariff barriers.

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