White House says US-China trade deal among issues in broad review

Doug Barry, spokesman for the US-China Business Council, said it made sense for the Biden team to review the trade deal and other Trump policies, but downplayed concerns about any imminent cancellation. “We don’t read too much into the process at this point. China has 11 more months to fulfill its promises to purchase an additional $200 billion in US products,” he told Reuters. Barry noted that China had already made significant purchases of agricultural products, boosting jobs in that sector, and said Chinese officials had signaled that they planned to meet their commitments under the trade agreement.