US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is preparing to face tough questions in Tuesday’s debate on how he would approach China if he wins the White House in November.

His team is privately acknowledging that they expect the issue to be a focus during the first debate in Cleveland, Ohio, according to a person familiar with their planning. Over the past week, Biden advisers have honed in on questions about the world’s second largest economy, anticipating attacks from President Donald Trump on the former vice-president’s record of dealing with Beijing.

If he beats Trump, Biden will need to decide whether to scrap, keep or escalate the billions in tariffs levied against Chinese imports, and whether to stick to or renegotiate the partial trade deal Trump signed in January.

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He’d have to determine if his administration continues the

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The state’s left-leaning progressive groups and the more conservative-leaning business associations are staking out their positions on what they want, and don’t want, as part of the state’s budget for next year.

Gov. Phil Murphy will present his proposed spending plan at noon Aug. 25 at Rutgers University’s SHI Stadium in Piscataway, which will cover expenses between Oct. 1, 2020, and June 2021. According to Murphy, he will address “how we’ll make essential investments New Jersey needs to defeat COVID-19.”

According to treasury projections, the state is facing a $7.3 billion shortfall during those nine months, meaning the governor could end up signing a $33.8 billion budget at the end of September rather than the $41 billion spending plan he unveiled in February.

Meanwhile, treasury officials revised how much the state’s closing balance would be on Sept. 30, 2020, the last day of the extension, lowering predictions by $2.75 billion

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