A Chinese investor monitors stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing on June 22. The Shanghai Composite Index has ranked as the worst performer among the world’s major markets this year. Photo: AP

If Donald Trump is the new George Soros, history shows confidence is China’s best weapon in a trade war

Jiaxuan Lu says China should be boosting market sentiment amid the trade dispute, rather than dampening it with moves that signal to investors that it’s time to panic

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A Chinese investor monitors stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing on June 22. The Shanghai Composite Index has ranked as the worst performer among the world’s major markets this year. Photo: AP
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