A planned Friday announcement of President Donald Trump’s trade action against China has been postponed, two people familiar with the issue said.

Sources previously told POLITICO Trump was slated to hold an event at the White House on Friday in which he would direct U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to open an investigation under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 over what the administration views as Chinese violations of U.S. intellectual property rights and forced technology transfer.

The sources did not give an explanation for why the announcement was postponed, nor did they provide a date for when it will be rescheduled.

A White House spokeswoman did not immediately comment.

Source: http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/03/trump-china-delay-241304

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