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Don Lee

Don Lee covers the U.S. and global economy out of Washington, D.C. Since joining the Los Angeles Times in 1992, he has served as the Shanghai bureau chief and in various editing and reporting roles in California. He is a native of Seoul, Korea, and graduated from the University of Chicago.
With latest China visit, North Korea's Kim can again play statesman and reassure Beijing he's an ally

China wants to make sure North Korea, despite its recent overtures to South Korea and the U.S., doesn’t drift too far from its historical ties with China. Pyongyang seems determined to reassure Beijing, a critical partner.

Trump threatens to slap tariffs on an additional $200 billion in Chinese goods, raising trade tensions

President Trump on Monday further escalated his trade fight with China, threatening to impose a second round of tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports in a bid to raise pressure on the country to alter its trade practices. He vowed to double that amount if Beijing retaliates again.

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