Containers on the CSCL East China Sea container ship at the Port of Oakland last month. The US and China imposed tit-for-tat tariffs on a variety of goods in the first shot in a trade war. Photo: AFP

Chinese company profits could become collateral damage in escalating US trade war

Analysts say tit-for-tat levies could disrupt trading patterns and companies not in the affected industries could start to feel the heat

Topic |   US-China trade war

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Containers on the CSCL East China Sea container ship at the Port of Oakland last month. The US and China imposed tit-for-tat tariffs on a variety of goods in the first shot in a trade war. Photo: AFP
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Chad Bray

Chad Bray

Chad is a senior business reporter focused on finance. He has previously written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires.

Laura He

Laura He

Before joining the Post, Laura worked for MarketWatch and The Wall Street Journal Digital Network in San Francisco and Hong Kong. She has also worked for Forbes in San Francisco and had stints at Xinhua News Agency as economics editor, anchor and financial correspondent in both Beijing and Hong Kong. She has an MA degree in digital journalism from Stanford University and passed CFA exams.

Enoch Yiu

Enoch Yiu

Enoch joined the Post as a business reporter in 1996. Before that, she worked at a Chinese daily newspaper for four years. She is author of two books: 'They Mean Business: 50 exclusive interviews with Hong Kong top executives' and 'Serving with Passion: stories of established catering brands in Hong Kong'.