Trump weighs rejoining TPP as he tones down China trade threat

THE TRADE CONFLICT between the United States and China, the two largest economies in the world, appears to be easing. Shipping containers stand in a terminal at the Yangshan Deep Water Port in Shanghai in March. / QILAI SHEN/BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO
THE TRADE CONFLICT between the United States and China, the two largest economies in the world, appears to be easing. Shipping containers stand in a terminal at the Yangshan Deep Water Port in Shanghai in March. / QILAI SHEN/BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump told lawmakers he is considering rejoining the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the free-trade deal he withdrew from shortly after taking office, as he expressed confidence the U.S. is headed toward resolving trade conflicts without economic disruption. A week after escalating tensions with his threat to impose tariffs on an additional $100 billion…

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