China summit: The Trump tariffs remain firmly in place after another Biden/Xi meeting


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The highly-anticipated summit this week between US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered news on issues ranging from military communications to fentanyl. But another topic was almost completely avoided even with a key deadline looming in just about 6 weeks: the Trump-era tariffs on a range of Chinese goods. In fact, the word "tariff" didn't appear at all in the official transcript of President Biden's press conference following the meeting—or in the official White House summary of the 4-hour meeting. Trade issues more broadly only earned a glancing mention following the sit-down with a note that Biden...