Trump’s tweets part of ‘propaganda and psychological war’ as China defends second quarter growth rate

US President Donald Trump exaggerated his criticism of China’s economy, according to a state-run newspaper, suggesting Washington was attempting to step up its propaganda and psychological efforts to pressure Beijing into a deal to end the trade war.Trump’s need to sway voters ahead of next year’s presidential election promoted him to over-interpret China’s second quarter growth data which was released Monday on, according to a commentary published on Tuesday by the Global Times, a hardline,…

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