What a difference four years makes...
Four years ago, the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) ran a series of paid ads to remind the presidential candidates and elected officials that China's continued violations of trade agreements were costing U.S. jobs.
Now, the candidates are trying to outcompete each other to make the same argument.
The good news is this means the "China issue" has finally come to the fore. But the bad news is that the need is greater than ever. In fact, America's massive trade deficit with China has cost 2.7 million jobs since 2001.
Bottom line: China STILL Cheats, and the need to take action is even more urgent.
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