Experts: China's GDP not a factor in trade deal

Craig Allen, president of the US-China Business Council, said that in a global economy where nations are interconnected, any slowdown in China's economy will have global implications, including for US exporters and investors in China. Allen, whose organization represents about 200 US companies that do business with China, has called for an expedited resolution of the trade dispute. "Trade is a positive-sum game, not a zero-sum or negative-sum game. There will be bad consequences for virtually everyone if the tariffs remain in place for the longer term and the uncertainty continues," he said.