President Obama Brings Trade Case Against China

Source: David Jackson / USA Today

President Obama speaks this morning on his administration’s new trade violation case against China, an action designed to pressure Beijing to end export restrictions on high-tech goods such as hybrid car batteries and flat-screen TVs.

Obama’s speech, set for 11:10 a.m., is devoted to what the White House calls “new efforts to enforce our trade rights with China and level the playing field for America’s businesses and workers.”

Business people and members of Congress have long protested what they call unfair Chinese trade practices and currency manipulation.

A frequent topic of U.S.-Chinese meetings, trade policy has also been a subject on the campaign trail.

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