A billboard featuring a cartoon of US President Donald Trump, put up by a restaurant in Guangzhou in August, says American customers will be charged 25 per cent extra due to the US government’s 25 per cent tariffs on Chinese goods. How the trade war turns out will depend on whether Washington or Beijing blinks first. Photo: Chinatopix via AP

Tariffs are only the obvious weapons of Donald Trump’s trade war against China

Anthony Rowley says the damage to China could extend well beyond the export sector, as apparently intended by the US. With their sizeable investment in China, how Japanese companies respond – by staying put or relocating jobs and capital – will bear watching

Topic |   US-China trade war

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A billboard featuring a cartoon of US President Donald Trump, put up by a restaurant in Guangzhou in August, says American customers will be charged 25 per cent extra due to the US government’s 25 per cent tariffs on Chinese goods. How the trade war turns out will depend on whether Washington or Beijing blinks first. Photo: Chinatopix via AP
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