Visitors watch a robot arm putting make-up on a mannequin at the first China International Import Expo in Shanghai on November 9, 2018. Weakening import demand in China could spell trouble for world trade. Photo: Xinhua
Stephen Roach
Opinion

Opinion

Stephen Roach

The US-China trade war and Brexit are dealing body blows to already weak global trade

  • Stephen S. Roach says growing protectionism, increased tariffs and Brexit-induced disruption are all adding stress to the world trade cycle and could spark a sudden downturn from which no major economy will be spared

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Visitors watch a robot arm putting make-up on a mannequin at the first China International Import Expo in Shanghai on November 9, 2018. Weakening import demand in China could spell trouble for world trade. Photo: Xinhua
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US and Chinese presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping reach for a handshake in Beijing on November 9. 2017. Photo: Reuters  FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping shake hands after making joint statements at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, November 9, 2017. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj/File Photo/File Photo
David Dodwell
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Outside In by David Dodwell

Expect the US-China trade war to come to a showy end, but the tech war to continue

  • David Dodwell says the tariff war is really a piece of political theatre that has harmed US and other companies in China as well as global supply chains, but accomplished little else. Meanwhile, US paranoia about Chinese technology grows

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US and Chinese presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping reach for a handshake in Beijing on November 9. 2017. Photo: Reuters  FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping shake hands after making joint statements at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, November 9, 2017. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj/File Photo/File Photo
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