Mao Zedong meets president Richard Nixon, in 1972. Picture: Alamy

The US-China trade war: can Trump learn from history and resolve it?

China’s inexorable rise has seen an inconsequential trade gap with the US balloon into a multitrillion-dollar chasm. But how and why did it happen, and can it be settled?

Topic |   US-China trade war

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Mao Zedong meets president Richard Nixon, in 1972. Picture: Alamy
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