Trucks get ready to haul shipping containers at the Port of Los Angeles, America’s busiest container port, in San Pedro, California, on Tuesday. China will impose an additional US$60 billion in tariffs on US imports in retaliation to the US$200 billion in tariffs on Chinese imports set by US President Donald Trump. Photo: Getty Images / AFP
Nicholas Spiro
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Macroscope by Nicholas Spiro

US-China trade war may not be good for America, but it’s good for Trump

Nicholas Spiro says no matter how chaotic the White House policymaking process and how the US midterm elections pan out, as long as Trump retains the support of his base and US stocks stay buoyant, China should expect the US president to dig in his heels

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Trucks get ready to haul shipping containers at the Port of Los Angeles, America’s busiest container port, in San Pedro, California, on Tuesday. China will impose an additional US$60 billion in tariffs on US imports in retaliation to the US$200 billion in tariffs on Chinese imports set by US President Donald Trump. Photo: Getty Images / AFP
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