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FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump talks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House, in Washington. The nation's business economists think President Trump's trade war with China will contribute to a sharp slowdown in economic growth this year and next, raising concerns about a possible recession starting late next year. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

On my work trips to China, I read the English-language China Daily newspaper when available. I know it follows the party line in both articles and editorials of being supportive of various socialistic programs, of restricting religious liberty, of abortion on demand, and depicts Donald Trump as an ogre. Shades of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch?

A.F. Kertz • Oakland