Abandoned long ago, the Bethlehem Steel power plant stands in decay in Baltimore, Maryland, on March 9. US President Donald Trump has imposed tariffs on steel and aluminium imports despite global criticism of the plan. Photo: AFP

Trump’s threat of a trade war is driven by the West’s fear of the rise of the rest

Andrew Sheng says as more people across the globe become middle class, the distribution of power will change, and national governments must do their best to help those left behind. Stirring up anger against globalisation, trade and China will only lead to conflict

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Abandoned long ago, the Bethlehem Steel power plant stands in decay in Baltimore, Maryland, on March 9. US President Donald Trump has imposed tariffs on steel and aluminium imports despite global criticism of the plan. Photo: AFP
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