Bottles of wine imported from the US sit on a store shelf in Guangzhou on July 14. Politicians get agitated over the fact that most consumers pay attention only to value for money in making their buying decisions, caring little where the goods come from. Photo: EPA-EFE
Stephen Vines
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The View by Stephen Vines

The forgotten casualty of the trade war is you, the consumer

Stephen Vines says the focus of the widening conflict has so far been on how producers and markets would be affected, even though consumers, some of whom are getting carried away by nationalist fervour, will bear the brunt of the higher prices

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Bottles of wine imported from the US sit on a store shelf in Guangzhou on July 14. Politicians get agitated over the fact that most consumers pay attention only to value for money in making their buying decisions, caring little where the goods come from. Photo: EPA-EFE
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