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Trump confronts German port city already turning to China

Friday, July 7, 2017 - 05:50

Protesters and German police officers wait for the start of demonstrations during the G-20 summit in Hamburg on Thursday. When Mr Trump arrives for the summit, he will face a sceptical front in a city that was built on trade for most of the last millennium.


LIKE many Germans, Thomas Luetje was shocked by US President Donald Trump's barbs aimed at his country's exporting prowess.

Unlike most of his compatriots, Mr Luetje is at the sharp end of Germany's vast trade surplus. And when it comes to the potential fallout of Mr Trump'

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