US President-elect Donald Trump has labelled China a currency manipulator and perpetrator of unfair trade practices, and threatened retaliation including steep import tariffs. But if the posturing becomes reality, the heat is likely to be on his own administration instead. Photo: AFP

China will be the clear winner if Trump declares a trade war

S. George Marano says China’s sheer economic might and global links will see it through in the event of a stand-off, leaving the US to suffer disastrous consequences

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US President-elect Donald Trump has labelled China a currency manipulator and perpetrator of unfair trade practices, and threatened retaliation including steep import tariffs. But if the posturing becomes reality, the heat is likely to be on his own administration instead. Photo: AFP
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