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Episode 849: It Takes Two To Make A Trade War Fight

U.S. Trade Representative Report: "Findings of the Investigation Into China's Acts, Policies, and Practices Related To Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, And Innovation Under Section 301 Of The Trade Act of 1974"

ICYMI, President Trump has started a trade war with China. It's on. He says he wants to stop China from stealing ideas and technology from the United States. As proof, he likes to talk about a huge report put together by the U.S. Trade Representative's office. Which he asked for.

The report includes a list of U.S. trade associations and companies that are upset about all this. So we called up a bunch of them. Just about everyone said they wouldn't talk. But there was one: A Virginia businessman willing to tell us his story.

Today on the show: the strange, complicated, and very personal tale of a dispute over technology. It's a story of suspicion, accusations, and a miraculously healthy sugar substitute.

Music: "Hep Cat," "Cowboy Country" and "The Duchess."

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