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Stephen Olson
Opinion

Opinion

Stephen Olson

The US-China trade war could be a warm-up act for the real conflict over auto tariffs

  • US tariffs on auto parts from major players such as Germany, Japan, Mexico – and even China – could provoke retaliation that would dwarf the damage caused by Washington’s current conflict with Beijing

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US President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping meet business leaders at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing in 2017. The two countries are in the middle of a trade war. File photo: Reuters

Donald Trump’s trade wars sent global investment tumbling, World Bank says

  • World Bank joins the IMF in lowering its forecast over concerns US president’s trade actions will undermine global growth
  • The Trump administration and Beijing have imposed tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars of each other’s imports
Topic |   US-China trade war

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US President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping meet business leaders at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing in 2017. The two countries are in the middle of a trade war. File photo: Reuters
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