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Dominic Ng
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Dominic Ng

Financial markets are a key source of America’s prosperity, so leave them out of the US-China trade war

  • The clamour to place greater restrictions on Chinese investment is growing on Capitol Hill. However, such a move would be deeply irresponsible, not least because it would threaten both the US economy and its global influence

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Illustration: Craig Stephens
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Checks are carried out on robotic arms at a factory producing industrial robots in Zhengyu town, in east China’s Jiangsu province. As China gets ready for a key Communist Party core committee meeting in October, policymakers are likely to increasingly prioritise manufacturing. Photo: AP
Hao Zhou
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Hao Zhou

As China fights to win US trade war, modern factories are now its weapon of choice

  • Trump’s trade war may well be spurring China’s growth strategy, and was probably the reason for the delayed fourth plenum
  • A modern manufacturing sector seems likely to top the agenda for policymakers, given comments from President Xi and moves to channel capital away from property

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Checks are carried out on robotic arms at a factory producing industrial robots in Zhengyu town, in east China’s Jiangsu province. As China gets ready for a key Communist Party core committee meeting in October, policymakers are likely to increasingly prioritise manufacturing. Photo: AP
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