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President Trump's desire to muscle the Chinese on trade is about to collide with his need for them to push Kim Jong-un on a nuclear weapons deal.
The latest: Trump's trade delegation to China this week will reportedly be rebuffed on cutting the trade deficit and any cuts to the China 2025 industrial program, reports the NYT's Keith Bradsher.
The big picture: The Chinese could be a powerful ally in getting the North Koreans to take negotiations seriously.
Go deeper: This time, China can fight back against tariffs, by Axios' Erica Pandey
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