There were a number of empty booths from China’s biggest trading partners including the United States and the European Union at the 2019 China International Fair for Trade in Services in Beijing. Photo: Xinhua

Escalating US-China trade war forcing foreign service firms at Beijing expo to walk tightrope

  • Foreign entrepreneurs who want to do business in both China and US feel under pressure ‘to take sides’ in the trade war
  • Number of empty booths from China’s biggest trading partners including the US and European Union at China International Fair for Trade in Services this week
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There were a number of empty booths from China’s biggest trading partners including the United States and the European Union at the 2019 China International Fair for Trade in Services in Beijing. Photo: Xinhua
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In April, Japanese exports to the US rose 9.6 per cent from a year earlier, the seventh straight monthly gain, but shipments to China were down 6.3 per cent, the second consecutive monthly decline. Photo: Bloomberg

US-China trade war impact on Japan limited but risks high if United States imposes new tariffs, analysts say

  • New American tariffs would hit smartphones, computers and other products for which Japan is a large supplier of components and fabricating machines
  • Beijing expected to enact more economic stimulus measures to offset impact of any new American tariffs imposed by US President Donald Trump
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In April, Japanese exports to the US rose 9.6 per cent from a year earlier, the seventh straight monthly gain, but shipments to China were down 6.3 per cent, the second consecutive monthly decline. Photo: Bloomberg
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