US President Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Panama City Beach, Florida. In his presidency, he has attacked the “fake news media”, questioned the impartiality of the judiciary and battled with Congress. Photo: AFP
Andrew Sheng
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Opinion

Andrew Sheng

Is democracy dying a slow death in and out of Trump’s America?

  • Democratic ideals are in retreat around the world, and under attack in the US. Undemocratic countries like China are becoming economically stronger while Trump challenges the checks and balances that have kept US democracy intact

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US President Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Panama City Beach, Florida. In his presidency, he has attacked the “fake news media”, questioned the impartiality of the judiciary and battled with Congress. Photo: AFP
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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
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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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