US President Donald Trump knows his China trade agenda provides a strong campaign platform into next year’s election. Photo: EPA-EFE
David Dodwell
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Inside Out by David Dodwell

Donald Trump’s trade and tech wars with China take a sinister turn, endangering the global economy

  • Increasingly, the Trump administration’s trade war is not about tariffs but about keeping China in its place, regardless of the costs to US companies and consumers – and the world. The trade conflict is heading in a dangerous new direction

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US President Donald Trump knows his China trade agenda provides a strong campaign platform into next year’s election. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Illustration: Craig Stephens
Lawrence J. Lau
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Lawrence J. Lau

How China can shrug off the impact of the US trade war on its economy and improve the lives of its citizens

  • China can stomach the cost to its GDP of even all its exports to the US being halted if it takes steps to boost domestic demand
  • Investment in public goods such as environmental protection, education and health care could serve this purpose

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Illustration: Craig Stephens
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