US Trade Representative Katherine Tai speaks at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington on October 4. She failed to dispel concerns that the US might launch a probe into Chinese industrial subsidies, which could lead to more tariffs. Photo: Bloomberg
US Trade Representative Katherine Tai speaks at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington on October 4. She failed to dispel concerns that the US might launch a probe into Chinese industrial subsidies, which could lead to more tariffs. Photo: Bloomberg
Adriel Kasonta
Opinion

Opinion

Adriel Kasonta

US-China trade war: when will the Biden White House get back to basic economics?

  • The trade war has its roots in Donald Trump’s wrong-headed obsession with trade deficits
  • Worryingly, under Biden, the US trade strategy on China continues to disappoint American business. It’s time to ditch the tariffs

US Trade Representative Katherine Tai speaks at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington on October 4. She failed to dispel concerns that the US might launch a probe into Chinese industrial subsidies, which could lead to more tariffs. Photo: Bloomberg
US Trade Representative Katherine Tai speaks at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington on October 4. She failed to dispel concerns that the US might launch a probe into Chinese industrial subsidies, which could lead to more tariffs. Photo: Bloomberg
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