Even if new trade barriers – which invite retaliation anyway – might not be as effective in discomfiting China as the Trump Presidency assumes, there’s also the simple fact that tariffs force US consumers to pay more for the same imports, making them poorer, says Neil Kimberley
Neal Kimberley
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Macroscope by Neal Kimberley

China well-placed to shrug off any Trump trade barriers

As any tariff on Chinese products will more likely backfire on Americans, the world’s largest Communist Party may yet give Trump a lesson in free trade

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Even if new trade barriers – which invite retaliation anyway – might not be as effective in discomfiting China as the Trump Presidency assumes, there’s also the simple fact that tariffs force US consumers to pay more for the same imports, making them poorer, says Neil Kimberley
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