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Trump's right-hand man in the China trade war once rattled Soviet negotiators by smoking an entire box of Cuban cigars in one sitting

9 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Robert Lighthizer is the US Trade Representative spearheading President Donald Trump's trade war with China.
According to a new Bloomberg profile, Lighthizer has been a hard-charging trade negotiator since the 1980s.
In one instance, Lighthizer smoked an entire box of Cuban cigars in a windowless room to throw off Soviet negotiators during a tense round of talks.
The point man for President Donald Trump's trade war with China is no stranger to tense negotiations - or a high-end cigar.
A new profile from Bloomberg's Shawn Donnan paints a striking picture of the long-time negotiator and...
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Amid a growing trade war, the US is hitting China with sanctions for buying Russian jets and missiles

Amid a growing trade war, the US is hitting China with sanctions for buying Russian jets and missiles

9 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

The US has hit China with sanctions for Beijing's dealings with Russian weapons makers.
The move is related to Beijing's purchase of advanced aircraft and anti-aircraft systems.
It's the first time the US has imposed sanctions under a law meant to punish Russia for its actions abroad, including interference in the US 2016 election.
The Trump administration has hit China with tariffs on $250 billion in consumer and industrial goods so far this year, and now sanctions tied to Beijing's arms deals with Russia are being added to the mix.
On Thursday, the State Department said it would impose...
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