The art of the compromise: What a US-China trade deal might — and might not — accomplish

Erin Ennis, senior vice president of the US-China Business Council, expressed cautious optimism on reports of progress toward a deal. “Based on conversations we’ve had, which have been general, it sounds like they are working on a framework agreement that would get at most of the issues,” she said, including protection of intellectual property rights, forced technology transfers, market access issues, subsidies and general state-sponsored favoritism that puts American companies at a competitive disadvantage.