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US-China tensions

Team Trump touts success of being tough on China at GOP convention

Analysts dispute administration portrayal of trade policy as win for America

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence delivers his acceptance speech as the 2020 vice presidential nominee at Republican National Convention on Aug. 26.   © Reuters

WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Donald Trump's cabinet has hewed closely to its hawkish line on China during his party's Republican National Convention this week, in contrast to the near absence of China as a talking point at last week's Democratic event.

"This president stood up to China and ended the era of economic surrender, " Vice President Mike Pence said at the convention Wednesday night.

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