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Beijing seeking clues to decipher Trump's positions on key issues

Chinese officials and businessmen are scrambling to get to know anyone with influence over the US president


AS a crowd of Midwesterners drank, danced and snacked on deep-fried Twinkies at the Iowa inaugural ball in the capital last month, an aide to Terry Branstad ushered a small group of Chinese dignitaries upstairs to a private room.

When they saw the man President Donald Trump...

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