March 13 - U.S. President Barack Obama said a joint trade dispute between the U.S., Japan and the European Union against China is an effort at making sure the global marketplace is an even playing field for U.S. workers. Rough Cut (no reporter narration.
Rough cut. No reporter narration. Story: President Barack Obama on Tuesday defended a joint trade dispute between the U.S., European Union and Japan against China over rare earth exports, saying the goal of the trade case is to ensure U.S. workers get a fair shot in the global economy. "So our administration will bring this case against China today. We will keep working every single day to give American workers, and American businesses, a fair shot in the global economy," Obama said in a Tuesday statement in the White House Rose Garden.