In rare bipartisan display, Democrats back Trump on China trade probe

Chinese workers stand on a pier before a cargo ship at a port in Qingdao, east China's Shandong province on April 13, 2017. Chinese exports surged 16.4 percent year-on-year to 180.6 billion USD in March, official data showed on April 13, in a sign of stabilisation for the world's second largest economy. / AFP PHOTO / STR / China OUT (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump is considering encouraging U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to launch an investigation of China under the 1974 Trade Act’s Section 301.  The law has seldom been used since the World Trade Organization formed in 1995 to resolve trade disputes. Lighthizer and Trump’s Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross have complained the WTO is slow and biased against the United States.
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