Peter Kammerer
Peter Kammerer
Opinion

SCMP Columnist

Shades Off by Peter Kammerer

Donald Trump deserves a Chinese state honour – for failing spectacularly to make America great again

  • Despite Donald Trump’s tariff war, the US’ trade deficit with China rose to a record high last year, and the yuan has grown more popular as a reserve currency. Meanwhile, Americans are bearing the economic brunt of Trump’s policies

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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang gives a press conference at the end of a European Union-China summit at the European Council in Brussels on April 9. China is unlikely to cut a trade deal with the US that will not be extended its other trading partners. Photo: EPA-EFE
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Inside Out by David Dodwell

Hold the champagne, Mr Trump. China isn’t about to give the US a preferential trade deal

  • Trump’s tariff war is harder to win than he claimed. Studies have found that the US economy is paying the costs of his tariffs. Meanwhile, China’s overtures to other trade partners suggest it won’t cut a preferential deal with the US

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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang gives a press conference at the end of a European Union-China summit at the European Council in Brussels on April 9. China is unlikely to cut a trade deal with the US that will not be extended its other trading partners. Photo: EPA-EFE
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