US President Donald Trump walks with Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, in April 2017. Trump’s administration has challenged China, most notably through the trade war, but the need to keep the US economy strong in an election year may push him to let up. Photo: AP
Nicholas Khoo
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Nicholas Khoo

Donald Trump’s impeachment crisis may be China’s latest stroke of luck, blunting the US’ most serious challenge to its rise

  • Since 1989, the US has repeatedly tried to put pressure on China, only to back down for political reasons
  • Trump’s challenge to China has surpassed his predecessors’, but his Ukraine scandal may bring it to an early end too

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US President Donald Trump walks with Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, in April 2017. Trump’s administration has challenged China, most notably through the trade war, but the need to keep the US economy strong in an election year may push him to let up. Photo: AP
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A quick closure on the trade war with China would boost US economic confidence and rally US financial markets. Donald Trump must move quickly to save his presidency. Photo: Reuters
David Brown
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Macroscope by David Brown

Under threat of impeachment, Trump should aim for a win on the economy – by ending the US-China trade war

  • There’s no better way for Trump to fight off the threat to his presidency and increase the chances of his re-election by focusing on improving the American economy and global outlook. The damaging trade war must end

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A quick closure on the trade war with China would boost US economic confidence and rally US financial markets. Donald Trump must move quickly to save his presidency. Photo: Reuters
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