10 Questions for Charles Schumer

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer visited Beijing last week with two other Washington lawmakers to push China to freely float its currency. He argues that it's undervalued and is driving up the $200 billion U.S. trade deficit with China. Schumer spoke with TIME's Austin Ramzy about why he's behind legislation that would slap a 27.5% tariff on Chinese imports to the U.S., and why he's encouraged by his meetings with mainland policymakers.

Why did you feel you needed to make this trip? Hasn't China got the message about its currency by now?
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