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Published annually since 1972, the Historic Documents series has made primary source research easy by presenting excerpts from documents on the important events of each year for the United States and the World. Each volume pairs original background narratives with well over 100 documents to chronicle the major events of the year, from official reports and surveys to speeches from leaders and opinion makers, to court cases, legislation, testimony, and much more. Historic Documents is renowned for the well-written and informative background, history, and context it provides for each document. Each volume begins with an insightful essay that sets the year’s events in context, and each document or group of documents is preceded by a comprehensive introduction that provides background information on the event. Full-source citations are provided. Readers have easy access to material through a detailed, thematic table of contents, and each event includes references to related coverage and documents from the last ten editions of the series. Events covered in the 2018 Edition include:  • Historic U.S. and South Korean diplomatic advances with North Korea  • Investigation of Russian influence in U.S. elections  • Chinese constitutional changes granting presidential terms for life  • March for Our Lives and gun control demonstrations  • Changes to U.S. immigration and trade policies  • Legalization of marijuana in Canada  • Resignation of Australian prime minister  • Pope declares death penalty inadmissible Volumes in this series dating back to 1972 are available as online editions on SAGE Knowledge.

U.S. and Chinese Officials Respond to Trade Dispute : March 2, 8, 22, and 24, April 3, and June 16, 2018
U.S. and Chinese Officials Respond to Trade Dispute
Heather Kerrigan

Throughout 2018, the United States imposed import tariffs on a variety of goods, including washing machines, solar cells, aluminum, and steel. The intent of the administration of President Donald Trump was to raise prices on imported goods to discourage Americans from buying them, and instead shift their purchases to American-made goods for the benefit of domestic manufacturers. The president also sought to use the tariffs to address the trade imbalance between the United States and many other countries, most specifically China. Many economists argued that these so-called trade wars would ultimately ...

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