Despite the friendly public interactions between negotiators such as Chinese Vice Premier Liu He (left) and US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, there has been little sign of a settlement on trade talks, which are of massive importance to the world economy. Photo: EPA-EFE
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Inside Out by David Dodwell

No trade deal? Why China should walk away and hit back at the US, in the sectors where it really hurts

  • While all may seem calm in markets despite the failure of the latest round of talks, a protracted trade war risks doing severe harm to the global economy
  • China should draw up countermeasures to hit US businesses and be ready to shift its dealings to the EU, Japan and Asean

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Despite the friendly public interactions between negotiators such as Chinese Vice Premier Liu He (left) and US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, there has been little sign of a settlement on trade talks, which are of massive importance to the world economy. Photo: EPA-EFE
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US President Donald Trump said China was waiting for a “very weak” Democrat in the White House. Photo: Bloomberg

Donald Trump warns China to reach a trade deal now, or face a ‘far worse’ one if I get re-elected

  • US President accuses China of playing for time in the hope he will lose to a ‘very weak’ Democrat in next year’s election
Topic |   US-China trade war

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US President Donald Trump said China was waiting for a “very weak” Democrat in the White House. Photo: Bloomberg
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