The first US Section 301 tariffs on China began on July 6, 2018. Photo: AFP

One year in, US-China trade war is the ‘first sentence of the first chapter’ of a new superpower rivalry

  • Donald Trump and Xi Jinping seem increasingly entrenched in their positions, 12 months into their bitter trade war
  • Experts describe a ‘chaotic’ year, where widespread use of tariffs has opened a Pandora’s box on what was previously out of bounds in global trade
Topic |   US-China trade war

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The first US Section 301 tariffs on China began on July 6, 2018. Photo: AFP
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US President Donald Trump agreed to pause placing tariffs of up to 25 per cent on an additional US$300 billion of Chinese imports not yet subject to taxes after his meeting with Xi Jinping at the G20 summit last weekend in Japan. Photo: Xinhua

China insists US must remove all trade war tariffs as part of deal, says commerce ministry spokesman

  • US President Donald Trump previously said that he wanted some tariffs to remain in place for a ‘substantial period of time’, even extending beyond any agreement
  • Washington also urged to fulfil its promise made at the G20 summit to allow American firms to resume selling products to telecommunications firm Huawei
Topic |   US-China trade war

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US President Donald Trump agreed to pause placing tariffs of up to 25 per cent on an additional US$300 billion of Chinese imports not yet subject to taxes after his meeting with Xi Jinping at the G20 summit last weekend in Japan. Photo: Xinhua
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