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China's Vice Premier Liu He and President Trump. Photo: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

President Trump urged China Saturday to "act now" on trade or face a "far worse" deal if he were elected for a second term.

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Why it matters: The Trump administration increased tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods from 10% to 25% overnight on Friday. U.S. trade representative Robert Lighthizer said in a statement Trump "also ordered us to begin the process of raising tariffs on essentially all remaining imports from China," valued to be about $300 billion. China's Commerce Ministry said Wednesday it would retaliate with "necessary countermeasures" if the U.S. increased tariffs.

The big picture: The administration has accused China of "reneging" on its trade commitments, per Axios' Jonathan Swan. China's Vice Premier Liu He denied Beijing had "backtracked" on agreements, saying the 2 countries just had "disagreements over how to write some of the text," the Financial Times reported Saturday, citing Chinese media.

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Filings show Sweetgreen isn't profitable, despite claims

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Restaurant chain Sweetgreen on Monday filed to go public, and revealed that it lost money in each year since 2014.

Why it matters: The company lied when it repeatedly told reporters it was profitable.

U.S. border cities again see low violent crime rates

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Data: FBI, Kansas Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Census Bureau; Chart: Jared Whalen/Axios

Reported violent crime in the United States rose in 2020 for the first time in four years, but violent crime rates in 11 of the largest communities along the U.S.-Mexico border stayed below the national average, an Axios analysis found. 

Why it matters: Year after year, data showing low violent crime rates in majority-Mexican American and Mexican immigrant border communities dispels myths of the U.S.-Mexico border as a region filled with crime and chaos.

Biden to Dems: This is my make-or-break moment

President Biden walks with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi after addressing the House Democratic caucus on Thursday. Photo: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

President Biden told the House Democratic caucus Thursday "my presidency will be determined" by the votes he wants in the next week on his $1.75 trillion social safety net expansion and $1.2 trillion infrastructure package.

Driving the news: Biden made the comment, according to a source in the room, as he tried to rally support for the $1.75 trillion package. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi acted immediately, calling for a vote on the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill later in the day.