Shipping containers stand beneath gantry cranes at Yangshan port in Shanghai. World trade is gradually recovering but bringing the US-China trade war to a quick conclusion could make a marked difference. Photo: Bloomberg Shipping containers stand beneath gantry cranes at Yangshan port in Shanghai. World trade is gradually recovering but bringing the US-China trade war to a quick conclusion could make a marked difference. Photo: Bloomberg
Shipping containers stand beneath gantry cranes at Yangshan port in Shanghai. World trade is gradually recovering but bringing the US-China trade war to a quick conclusion could make a marked difference. Photo: Bloomberg
David Brown
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by David Brown

End the US-China trade war for the sake of the pandemic-stricken world

  • US-China trade frictions are detrimental to global well-being and this needs resolving quickly. It is time to bring China into the G7 fold
  • Both countries need a resumption of freer trade and more open access to each other’s markets, along with a common pledge to cut the bilateral deficit

Shipping containers stand beneath gantry cranes at Yangshan port in Shanghai. World trade is gradually recovering but bringing the US-China trade war to a quick conclusion could make a marked difference. Photo: Bloomberg Shipping containers stand beneath gantry cranes at Yangshan port in Shanghai. World trade is gradually recovering but bringing the US-China trade war to a quick conclusion could make a marked difference. Photo: Bloomberg
Shipping containers stand beneath gantry cranes at Yangshan port in Shanghai. World trade is gradually recovering but bringing the US-China trade war to a quick conclusion could make a marked difference. Photo: Bloomberg
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David Brown

David Brown

David Brown is the chief executive of New View Economics. Over a career spanning four decades in London, David held roles as chief economist in a number of international investment banks.