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In many parts of the U.S., China remains a huge business opportunity despite recent friction. That’s the country where Apple makes its phones and Nike stitches its shoes. Yet inside the Washington Beltway, China is a security threat. Full stop. It’s one of the few things Democrats, Republicans and most everyone else in the capital agree on.
NPR correspondents Greg Myre and John Ruwitch report on this gap between how China is viewed in Washington policy circles and how many outside the proverbial beltway think about the country.
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This episode was produced by Lee Hale and Sam Gringlas. It was edited by Fatma Tanis and Brianna Scott with help from Greg Myre. Our executive producer is Cara Tallo.