Beijing realised more than a decade ago that its export processing economy, employing millions of mainly migrant workers, was not enriching the country, writes David Dodwell. A ship unloads shipping containers at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, California. Photo: EPA
David Dodwell
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Inside Out by David Dodwell

Trump’s ‘trade war’ with China won’t be so easy to win

President Donald Trump’s team will learn that finding China’s pain points in terms of trade is more difficult than expected, as Beijing continues to focus on the domestic consumer economy and reduce reliance on the low-value-adding export processing industries

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Beijing realised more than a decade ago that its export processing economy, employing millions of mainly migrant workers, was not enriching the country, writes David Dodwell. A ship unloads shipping containers at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, California. Photo: EPA
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