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Opinion

Defiant Trump will seek more foreign policy battles

Most effective approach for likely targets, including China, may be to ride out the assaults

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U.S. President Donald Trump during a news conference at the White House on Nov. 7 following midterm congressional elections   © Reuters

The votes have now been counted in the first U.S. national election of the Donald Trump era and, as expected, the Democrats have seized majority control of the House of Representatives, significantly shifting the political balance of power away from Mr. Trump’s party.

The president’s Republican Party expanded its majority control of the U.S. Senate, but the Democrats now have real power for the first time in two years.

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