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Forty-two percent of respondents in China and 52.9% in South Korea said they expected the incoming Trump administration to negatively affect their businesses, compared with 10.8% in Japan. Trump has called for a 45% tariff on Chinese products and has suggested renegotiating the free trade agreement between the U.S. and South Korea. Business leaders in these countries worry that such policies could squeeze their exports to the U.S.
A pledge by Ma, the founder of Alibaba, to create American jobs by selling U.S. goods through his e-commerce platforms comes weeks after a U.S. agency said the Chinese company was undermining U.S. industry.