Apr 7, 2017 - Politics & Policy

New sanctions on Syria and a trade plan with China announced

Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP

Three pieces of news came out of a briefing with pool reporters in Florida Friday afternoon:

  1. Syria sanctions: Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said the U.S. will announce new sanctions on Syria soon "as part of our ongoing effort to stop this kind of activity."
  2. China trade plan: Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross also announced there is a 100-day action plan on trade with China, which he said would include "weigh-stations of accomplishment." Ross added it "may be ambitious, but it's a very big sea change in the pace of discussion."
  3. Trump will visit China this year. But the dates aren't announced yet.
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