Trump's $250 billion China 'miracle' adds gloss to 'off-kilter' trade

CNBC| Thu Nov 09 04:00:08 EST 2017
President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) arrive prior to a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, July 8, 2017. President Donald Trump can return to the United States claiming to have snagged over $250 billion in deals from his maiden trip to Beijing. Whether those deals live up to the lofty price tag is another question altogether. Watched by Trump and China's President Xi Jinping at a signing ceremony in Beijing, U.S. planemaker Boeing, General Electric, and chip giant Qualcomm sealed lucrative multibillion-dollar deals. "This is truly a miracle," China's Commerce Minister Zhong Shan said at a briefing in Beijing. The quarter of a trillion dollar..

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