US President Donald Trump holds up an executive order marking American withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership in the Oval Office on January 23, as key members of his White House inner circle, including National Trade Council chief Peter Navarro (second right), look on. Photo: Bloomberg

Why the world has reason to fear Donald Trump’s trade tantrums

Donald Kirk says the White House’s tough stance on so-called currency manipulators aims to deliver on campaign pledges on jobs and the economy, but a global trade war would portend conflict of a far worse kind

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US President Donald Trump holds up an executive order marking American withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership in the Oval Office on January 23, as key members of his White House inner circle, including National Trade Council chief Peter Navarro (second right), look on. Photo: Bloomberg
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