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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.
To Trump's trade czar, the key to boosting U.S. industry is playing hardball with China

Robert Lighthizer emerges as Trump's big weapon in the economic battle with China

To Trump's trade czar, the key to boosting U.S. industry is playing hardball with China

During heated trade talks with Japan in the 1980s, Robert Lighthizer, then a top negotiator under President Reagan, earned the nickname “missile man” after he took one of Japan’s written offers, folded it into a paper airplane and flung it at the opposing side.More than 30 years on, Lighthizer is...

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