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US elections 2020

US vice presidential debate: Harris says Trump lost China trade war

Pence argues Biden will 'surrender' to Beijing

Democratic vice presidential nominee Senator Kamala Harris and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence during the 2020 vice presidential campaign debate   © Reuters

NEW YORK -- Is China a competitor, adversary or enemy? That was one of the questions posed at the U.S. vice presidential debate held Wednesday evening, where Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic nominee Sen. Kamala Harris engaged in a heated discussion that included foreign policy.

"You lost that trade war," Harris said of President Donald Trump's trade negotiations with China. "Because of a so-called trade war with China, America lost 300,000 manufacturing jobs. Farmers have experienced bankruptcy because of it. We are in a manufacturing recession because of it."

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