A Chinese employee guides hot red steel at a plant in Zouping in China's eastern Shandong province. The country has warned it is ready to hit back if the US damages its economic interests, fuelling fears of a trade war after US President Donald Trump unveiled tariffs on steel and aluminium. Photo: AFP
Richard Harris
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Richard Harris

Will Trump succeed in flattening China’s uneven trade policies?

Western companies complain that business always seems to be on China’s terms, and call out raids on their intellectual property. But they remain powerless in the face of its single-minded onslaught

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A Chinese employee guides hot red steel at a plant in Zouping in China's eastern Shandong province. The country has warned it is ready to hit back if the US damages its economic interests, fuelling fears of a trade war after US President Donald Trump unveiled tariffs on steel and aluminium. Photo: AFP
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