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Chiu-Ti Jansen
Opinion

Opinion

Chiu-Ti Jansen

How much economic pain can China tolerate in the trade war? Donald Trump is about to find out

  • A buying frenzy over pork in Shanghai might be a sign of economic trouble or an after-effect of the swine flu epidemic. Either way, it raises questions about the Chinese people’s capacity for withstanding the fallout from the US trade war

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Robert Delaney
Robert Delaney
Opinion

SCMP Columnist

On Balance by Robert Delaney

Is Donald Trump being brave or crazy in China trade war? US president should pick a stance and stick to it

  • Donald Trump berates American companies doing business with China, and in the next breath showers ‘great leader’ Xi Jinping with praise
  • Instead of a Jekyll and Hyde act on China trade, the US president should just go all out, in any one direction

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