A cargo ship heads out of the Tanjong Pagar container port in Singapore last month. The US’s exit from multilateral trade negotiations could allow China to play a leadership role in setting the standard for global trade and commerce. Photo: AFP
Aidan Yao
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Aidan Yao

Trump’s arrival presents ominous signs for those who believe in globalisation and free trade

Trump’s protectionist stance could allow China to play a leadership role in global trade and commerce, but it could also become the prime target of the new president’s tariff attacks

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A cargo ship heads out of the Tanjong Pagar container port in Singapore last month. The US’s exit from multilateral trade negotiations could allow China to play a leadership role in setting the standard for global trade and commerce. Photo: AFP
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