The Yangshan port, part of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone. Protectionist rhetoric has resurfaced in US dealing with China, sounding a warning to global investors. Photo: Reuters
Aidan Yao
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Macroscope by Aidan Yao

Why investors must beware of the US need to ‘do something about China’

Washington could take more action against China for domestic political purposes, but the risk of a miscalculation leading to a trade war is real

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The Yangshan port, part of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone. Protectionist rhetoric has resurfaced in US dealing with China, sounding a warning to global investors. Photo: Reuters
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Aidan Yao

Aidan Yao

Aidan Yao is senior emerging Asia economist at AXA Investment Managers. Prior to joining AXA IM, he was a senior financial market analyst at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority for two years. He started his career at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand in 2007, serving as an economist and later senior financial market analyst until late 2011. He holds a master degree in finance (2006) and a bachelor degree in economics and finance (2005) from the University of Otago (NZ). He is also a chartered financial analyst.