US President Donald Trump waves before leaving the White House for Wisconsin, on October 24, to campaign for Republican Senate candidate Leah Vukmir in the midterm elections. Photo: Reuters US President Donald Trump waves before leaving the White House for Wisconsin, on October 24, to campaign for Republican Senate candidate Leah Vukmir in the midterm elections. Photo: Reuters
US President Donald Trump waves before leaving the White House for Wisconsin, on October 24, to campaign for Republican Senate candidate Leah Vukmir in the midterm elections. Photo: Reuters
Anson Au
Opinion

Opinion

Anson Au

US political realities mean Donald Trump’s trade war with China won’t last – and maybe neither will he

  • Anson Au says Donald Trump and the Republican Party are likely to be given a rebuke in the midterm elections, and trade war fallout may doom his reelection
  • Multiple internal political pressures mean that the trade war is unlikely to persist too far beyond the midterms, Au says

US President Donald Trump waves before leaving the White House for Wisconsin, on October 24, to campaign for Republican Senate candidate Leah Vukmir in the midterm elections. Photo: Reuters US President Donald Trump waves before leaving the White House for Wisconsin, on October 24, to campaign for Republican Senate candidate Leah Vukmir in the midterm elections. Photo: Reuters
US President Donald Trump waves before leaving the White House for Wisconsin, on October 24, to campaign for Republican Senate candidate Leah Vukmir in the midterm elections. Photo: Reuters
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Anson Au

Anson Au

Anson Au is a PhD candidate in sociology at the University of Toronto. Award-winning author of over 30 academic research articles, he is an expert in professions, organisations, and social and economic networks, particularly in East Asia. He has previously held visiting appointments at the National Sun Yat-Sen University in Taiwan, Seoul National University and Yonsei University in South Korea, Harbin Institute of Technology in China, and University of Malaya in Malaysia.