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China Posts Record Trade Surplus Largely Driven By Exports To The US

China posted a record $75.4 billion trade surplus in November thanks to a growth in exports of personal protective equipment and electronics to the U.S. The surplus could spell trouble for President-elect Joe Biden‘s posture toward China when he takes office next year.

Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd speaks with NPR chief economics correspondent Scott Horsley about China’s miraculous economic recovery and Biden’s choice for U.S. trade representative.

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