US to compete with China’s ‘harmful’ trade practices through domestic recovery and allies

The report mainly covers a “litany of well-known issues” yet offers no solutions, said Douglas Barry, communications vice-president with the US-China Business Council, a 265-member advocacy group in Washington. “Official discussions seem largely at a standstill with leaders preoccupied with other matters,” Barry said. “Looming in nine months are US midterm elections, which make compromises unlikely.”