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United States trade deficits from 1997 to 2021. Deficits are over 50 billion dollars as of 2021 with the countries shown. Data from the US Census Bureau.
Trump at the New York Military Academy in 1964
US president Bill Clinton and Chinese leader Jiang Zemin holding a joint press conference at the White House, October 29, 1997
Trump (far right) and wife Ivana in the receiving line of a state dinner for King Fahd of Saudi Arabia in 1985, with U.S. president Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan
US president George W. Bush and Chinese leader Hu Jintao at the White House, April 20, 2006
Trump Tower in Midtown Manhattan
US president Barack Obama and Chinese leader Xi Jinping raising a toast during a state dinner at the White House, September 25, 2015
Entrance of the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross meets with Chinese Minister of Industry and Information Technology Miao Wei, Beijing, September 2017
Trump and New Jersey Generals quarterback Doug Flutie at a 1985 press conference in the lobby of Trump Tower
White House National Trade Council Director Peter Navarro speaks on trade with Vice President Mike Pence and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross before the President signs Executive Orders regarding trade.
Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Chinese vice premier Liu He meeting with U.S. president Donald Trump in May 2018.
Trump at a New York Mets baseball game in 2009
Trump and Liu sign the Phase One Trade Deal in January 2020
Trump and President Bill Clinton in June 2000
Trump speaking at CPAC 2011
Trump campaigning in Arizona, March 2016.
2016 electoral vote results. Trump won 304–227
Women's March in Washington on January 21, 2017
Trump is sworn in as president by Chief Justice John Roberts
Trump speaks to automobile workers in Michigan, March 2017
Trump and group of officials and advisors on the way from White House complex to St. John's Church
Trump examines border wall prototypes in Otay Mesa, California.
Trump with the other G7 leaders at the 45th summit in France, 2019
Trump and Xi Jinping at 2018 G20 Summit.
Trump, King Salman of Saudi Arabia, and Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi at the 2017 Riyadh summit in Saudi Arabia
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meeting with Taliban delegation in Qatar in September 2020
Trump meets Kim Jong-un at the Singapore summit, June 2018
Putin and Trump shaking hands at the G20 Osaka summit, June 2019
Trump and his third Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett.
Trump conducts a COVID-19 press briefing with members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force on March 15, 2020
Poland's president Andrzej Duda visited the White House on June 24, 2020, the first foreign leader to do so since the start of the pandemic.
Trump boards helicopter for COVID-19 treatment on October 2, 2020
Trump discharged on October 5, 2020, from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Members of House of Representatives vote on two articles of impeachment, December 18, 2019
Trump displaying the front page of The Washington Post reporting his acquittal by the Senate
Trump at a 2020 campaign rally in Arizona
2020 Electoral College results, Trump lost 232–306
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi signing the second impeachment of Trump
Trump speaks at the "Rally to Protect Our Elections" in Phoenix, Arizona, July 2021.
Trump talking to the press, March 2017
Fact-checkers from The Washington Post, the Toronto Star, and CNN compiled data on "false or misleading claims" (orange background), and "false claims" (violet foreground), respectively.

In January 2018, U.S. President Donald Trump began setting tariffs and other trade barriers on China with the goal of forcing it to make changes to what the U.S. says are unfair trade practices and intellectual property theft.

- China–United States trade war

He withdrew the U.S. from the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, the Paris Agreement on climate change, the Iran nuclear deal, and he initiated a trade war with China.

- Donald Trump
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Nancy Pelosi

American politician serving as speaker of the United States House of Representatives since 2019, and previously from 2007 to 2011.

American politician serving as speaker of the United States House of Representatives since 2019, and previously from 2007 to 2011.

Official portrait, 2019
Pelosi, her mother, and President John F. Kennedy watch as her father is sworn in as a member of the Renegotiation Board, 1961.
Pelosi as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, 1993
President George W. Bush meets with Speaker-designate Pelosi and House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer on November 9, 2006.
Pelosi and Barack Obama shaking hands at the 2008 Democratic National Convention
President Barack Obama meets with Congressional Leadership, July 2011.
Pelosi speaking at the United States Department of Labor on Equal Pay Day
Pelosi greets DREAMers fasting outside the Capitol, September 2017.
Congressional leaders in January 2020
Pelosi signs the article of impeachment for the second impeachment of Donald Trump on January 13, 2021.
Pelosi delivers remarks on the American Rescue Plan in March 2021.
Pelosi and Keith Ellison at his swearing-in ceremony with Thomas Jefferson's Quran in 2007
Pelosi with Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar's pro-democracy leader, at a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony in 2012
Pelosi at the 2013 San Francisco Pride Festival
Capitol workers remove the portrait of former House Speaker Howell Cobb of Georgia from a wall in the Speaker's Lobby of the U.S. Capitol.
Pelosi at the Tax March in San Francisco, April 2017
Nancy Pelosi at 2019 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP25)
Nancy Pelosi at 2019 End Gun Violence, September 27, 2019
President George W. Bush and Pelosi honoring 300 Tuskegee Airmen at the Capitol, March 2007
Donald Trump with Pelosi in January 2017
Pelosi and Debbie Wasserman Schultz have supported Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó.
Pelosi with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao during a trip to China in 2009
Pelosi with Hong Kong activists who have become prominent figures in the 2019–2020 Hong Kong protests
Pelosi and John Kerry at Estadio Latinoamericano in Havana, Cuba, March 2016
Pelosi before greeting the new King Salman of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh, January 2015
Pelosi with service members stationed at the Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar, 2010
Pelosi at AIPAC's annual Policy Conference in Washington, D.C.
Pelosi and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, January 2020
Pelosi meeting with Russian president Dmitry Medvedev, foreign minister Sergey Lavrov, and ambassador Sergey Kislyak, June 2010
The city of San Francisco named a street in Golden Gate Park in honor of Pelosi after her many years representing the city in Congress.
Pelosi at the LBJ Presidential Library in 2022

Under Pelosi's leadership, the House of Representatives impeached President Donald Trump, first on December 18, 2019, and again on January 13, 2021; Trump was acquitted both times by the Senate.

Before the Trump administration took concrete measures against China in late March 2018, Pelosi and other Democratic leaders pressed Trump to focus more on China and impose real punishments, such as fulfill his own campaign commitments to label China a currency manipulator and stop China from pressuring U.S. tech companies into giving up intellectual property rights.

Political poster from the British Liberal Party displaying their views on the differences between an economy based on free trade and protectionism. The free-trade shop is shown as full to the brim with customers due to its low prices. The shop based upon protectionism is shown as suffering from high prices and a lack of customers, with animosity between the business owner and the regulator.

Protectionism

Economic policy of restricting imports from other countries through methods such as tariffs on imported goods, import quotas, and a variety of other government regulations.

Economic policy of restricting imports from other countries through methods such as tariffs on imported goods, import quotas, and a variety of other government regulations.

Political poster from the British Liberal Party displaying their views on the differences between an economy based on free trade and protectionism. The free-trade shop is shown as full to the brim with customers due to its low prices. The shop based upon protectionism is shown as suffering from high prices and a lack of customers, with animosity between the business owner and the regulator.
Logo of Belgium's National League for the Franc's Defense, 1924
Tariff Rates in Japan (1870–1960)
Tariff Rates in Spain and Italy (1860–1910)
Tariff rates (France, UK, and US)
Average tariff rates in US (1821–2016)
US trade balance (1895–2015)
Protectionist measures taken since 2008 according to Global Trade Alert.

The tariffs imposed by the Trump administration during the China-United States trade war led to a minor reduction in the United States trade deficit with China.

Since then, however, President Donald Trump announced in January 2017 the U.S. was abandoning the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) deal, saying, “We’re going to stop the ridiculous trade deals that have taken everybody out of our country and taken companies out of our country, and it’s going to be reversed.”

Huawei

Chinese multinational technology corporation headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China.

Chinese multinational technology corporation headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China.

Huawei expo at IFA 2018 in Berlin
Huawei P9 was the first smartphone to be co-engineered with a Leica camera
A Huawei Band 4 Smartwatch from 2019
The Huawei P30 with rear triple-lens Leica optics camera
Huawei Matebook 2-in-1 tablet
AITO M5 front quarter view
AITO M5 rear quarter view
AITO M5 interior

In the midst of an ongoing trade war between China and the United States, Huawei was restricted from doing commerce with U.S. companies due to alleged previous willful violations of U.S. sanctions against Iran.

On 29 June 2019, U.S. President Donald Trump reached an agreement to resume trade talks with China and announced that he would ease the aforementioned sanctions on Huawei.

Xi Jinping

Chinese politician who has been serving as General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and Chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC) since 2012, and President of the People's Republic of China (PRC) since 2013.

Chinese politician who has been serving as General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and Chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC) since 2012, and President of the People's Republic of China (PRC) since 2013.

Xi Jinping greeting U.S. President George W. Bush in August 2008.
Xi Jinping with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on 28 September 2010.
Portrait of Xi in Beijing, September 2015
Holographic portraits of Mao Zedong and Xi Jinping in a shop in China
Xi giving a speech at the U.S. Department of State in 2012, with then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and then Vice-President Joe Biden in the background. Seated in the front row is former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.
BRICS leaders Vladimir Putin, Narendra Modi, Dilma Rousseff, Xi Jinping and Jacob Zuma at the G20 summit in Brisbane, Australia, 15 November 2014
Xi with the first lady during the Moscow Victory Day Parade on 9 May 2015
Xi with Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, 23 January 2016
U.S. President Donald Trump arrives in China, 8 November 2017
Xi in an official visit to Warsaw, where he and Poland's President Andrzej Duda signed a declaration on strategic partnership
Xi, who was on a four-day state visit to the UK, addressed both Houses of Parliament at Westminster, 21 October 2015
World leaders assemble for 'family photo' at G20 summit in Hamburg
Countries that signed cooperation documents related to the Belt and Road Initiative
According to the Qiushi, the Chinese Dream is about Chinese prosperity, collective effort, socialism, and national glory.
A billboard promoting Xi Jinping Thought in Shenzhen
The Governance of China in different languages presented at Shanghai Library
Hong Kong protesters throw eggs at Xi Jinping's portrait on National Day
Xi Jinping met with then-Taiwanese president Ma Ying-jeou in November 2015 in their capacity as the leader of mainland China and Taiwan respectively.
Xi Jinping, Peng Liyuan and U.S. President Barack Obama in the Lincoln Bedroom
Xi with Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, 23 January 2016

Since the outbreak of the China-United States trade war in 2018, Xi has also revived calls for "self-reliance", especially on the matters of technology.

Relations with the U.S. soured after Donald Trump became president in 2016.

United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement

Free trade agreement between Canada, Mexico, and the United States.

Free trade agreement between Canada, Mexico, and the United States.

A visualization of the timeline for the USMCA ratification process in the US, as prescribed by Trade Promotion Authority
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greets U.S. Ambassador Kelly Craft in 2019.
US Vice President Mike Pence speaks about the USMCA at a Uline distribution center in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin in October 2019
Outgoing Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, U.S. President Donald Trump, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sign the agreement during the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on November 30, 2018.
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks in support of the USMCA in 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump proposed USMCA during the 2018 G20 Summit, where it was signed by Trump, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Withdrawing from the Paris Agreement, ceasing to be part of negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and significantly increasing tariffs with China were some of the steps he implemented, reinforcing that he was serious about seeking changes to NAFTA.