Foreign Policy

Replacing phase 1: Options for dealing with China

BY DEREK SCISSORS President Trump should stop talking about China and act. First-quarter trade numbers show his “phase one” deal is a non-starter for 2020, not to mention dwarfed by COVID. The president’s elevation of selling more to China above everything else has frozen

Letter to Editor

SCISSORS: Parsing the ‘China Deal’ facts sheet

BY DEREK SCISSORS “Fact sheets” are public relations efforts. So it’s telling that the fact sheet for the US-China trade deal announced last week is not convincing — phase 1 is in fact a small deal. The twist: small is beautiful in