US President Donald Trump, flanked by blue-collar workers, signs proclamations adding import duties to steel and aluminium imports in March. The Trump administration’s harder line on imports that undercut American manufacturing has proven popular with his supporters but has been slammed by economists. Photo: AFP
Winston Mok
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The View by Winston Mok

The US should, like Singapore, upgrade workers through training – not wage doomed trade wars

  • Winston Mok says trade wars make better politics, but heightened investment in education and vocational training is the key to a US workforce that does not lose jobs. Blaming China is only a distraction

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US President Donald Trump, flanked by blue-collar workers, signs proclamations adding import duties to steel and aluminium imports in March. The Trump administration’s harder line on imports that undercut American manufacturing has proven popular with his supporters but has been slammed by economists. Photo: AFP
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