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Chinese Vice Premier Liu He and U.S. President Donald Trump display the signed “phase one” trade agreement at the White House on Jan. 15.

5 Takeaways From Trump’s New China Trade Pact

The agreement may help him get reelected, but it’s only a truce, not a free trade deal.

U.S. President Donald Trump, pictured here on Dec. 12, has averted a further escalation of the trade war with China by giving way on some tariffs, but he has yet to tackle any of the underlying irritants in the trade relationship.

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Three Takeaways From the Would-Be U.S.-China Trade Deal

At least the United States will avoid more tariffs, but if the deal actually happens it will skirt the real issues and have little to do with Trump’s campaign promises.

Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Ranking Member Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) listen to Gordon Sondland, the U.S ambassador to the European Union, testify before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington on Nov. 20.

4 Key Takeaways From Sondland’s Testimony

“Everyone was in the loop,” said the U.S. ambassador to the EU, further implicating Trump, Pompeo, and Pence as the impeachment inquiry unfolds.

Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch (center) arrives at the U.S. Capitol to testify as part of the ongoing impeachment investigation against President Donald Trump in Washington on Oct. 11.

5 Takeaways From the Trove of Impeachment Testimony Released Monday

From allegations that the State Department bullied and intimidated diplomats called to testify to an ambassador who was pressed to send a tweet praising Trump to save her job, here’s what you need to know.

Vice President Mike Pence delivers a speech on U.S.-China relations.

5 Takeaways From Mike Pence’s Hawkish China Speech 

The vice president lays out a wide-ranging critique of China at a critical moment for trade talks. 

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