Trump demands solution to US trade deficits with China and others

Donald Trump has ordered officials to find a solution to the US trade deficits with China and other major economies just days ahead of a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

The US president signed an executive order on Friday calling for a 90-day country-by-country and product-by-product study of the US’s $500bn annual trade deficit. China’s more than $300bn contribution to that will come under close scrutiny, administration officials said, and the study will examine possible solutions to be enacted even before it is finished.

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