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Chen Long
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Chen Long

US-China trade talks: there’s so much more at stake, including Hong Kong and Taiwan. And that’s why they won’t succeed

  • Donald Trump can’t take a soft line on China with an upcoming presidential election, and his aggressive tactics will only meet a similar response from Beijing
  • This is especially so given the protests in Hong Kong and deteriorating cross-strait relations, and after the ‘currency manipulator’ charge angered Beijing’s moderates

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Chiu-Ti Jansen
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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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