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Opinion

Donald Trump's TikTok deal reeks of a grimy political shakedown

Xi Jinping would be perfectly justified in scuttling the messy arrangement

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James Crabtree is an associate professor in practice at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. He is author of "The Billionaire Raj."

President Xi Jinping has so far not said how he will respond to Donald Trump's TikTok deal.

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