Countries prepare for a U.S.-China trade deal. With the prospect of a U.S.-China trade deal growing ever stronger, outside powers are scrambling to get themselves a piece of the pie – while also preparing for potentially negative fallout. For example, Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono was in Beijing this weekend for the latest round of China-Japan high-level economic talks. On issues like forced technology transfers, intellectual property and data protection, and Chinese industrial subsidies – those at the core of U.S.-China negotiations – Japan shares many of the United States’ vulnerabilities and is pushing to ensure that any concessions Beijing makes apply to all its economic partners. As pointed out in a new International Monetary Fund report, whether the pending U.S.-China trade deal helps or hurts other countries will hinge in part on how it’s structured. The basic idea is: If, as expected, the trade deal is centered primarily on increased Chinese purchases of U.S. go
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