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CBC News 20 Dec 2019

Trudeau urged U.S. not to sign China trade deal unless Canadians freed


In year-end interviews, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he urged the United States not to make a trade deal with China until Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor are freed.

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro breaks down the most important highlights from the U.S.-China trade deal.
President Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He signed phase one of a $200 billion trade deal after an 18-month economic battle.
The Wall Street Journal editorial page writer Jillian Melchior argues farmers and manufacturers will be seeing some relief resulting from the phase one China trade deal being signed and that democracy and the Chinese system are compatible.
President Trump spoke ahead of the signing of "Phase One" of the U.S.-China trade deal. While he was expected to talk about the trade deal, he spent 30 minutes thanking bankers and supporters as Chinese officials stood by. Watch the president's remarks.

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