Images of US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping on the computer screen of a currency trader at a bank in Seoul, South Korea, on August 26. Asian shares tumbled on that day, after the latest escalation in the US-China trade war renewed uncertainties about global economies. Photo: AP
Bob Savic
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Bob Savic

Despite the best efforts of Trump and Boris Johnson, the future of globalisation is secure as long as the US and China stay on track

  • The G7 summit proved again that the days of the elite club leading the world are over – the future belongs to China and emerging economies
  • A recent softening of stances proves a knockout punch to globalisation is unlikely from either the US or British leader, but surviving the trade war will be key

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Images of US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping on the computer screen of a currency trader at a bank in Seoul, South Korea, on August 26. Asian shares tumbled on that day, after the latest escalation in the US-China trade war renewed uncertainties about global economies. Photo: AP
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A drawing in the sand of the G7 leaders on a beach in Biarritz urges them to support gender equality. Photo: AFP

Donald Trump’s latest trade row with China threatens to disrupt G7 summit by shifting focus away from Amazon fires

  • The US president may try to pressure other world leaders to focus on his dispute with Beijing even though they want to discuss other topics, ranging from the environment to Iran and Brexit
  • French President Emmanuel Macron has already ruled out issuing a final communique in an attempt to avoid last year’s acrimonious ending
Topic |   US-China trade war

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A drawing in the sand of the G7 leaders on a beach in Biarritz urges them to support gender equality. Photo: AFP
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