Despite dissent in his own Republican Party, Trump shows no sign of backing off from escalating a trade war with China. Photo: AFP

US politicians break ranks over Donald Trump’s ‘nuts’ trade moves against China

‘This is the dumbest possible way to do this,’ Republican senator Ben Sasse says after US leader threatens to levy more tariffs on Chinese goods

Topic |   US-China trade war

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Despite dissent in his own Republican Party, Trump shows no sign of backing off from escalating a trade war with China. Photo: AFP
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Zhenhua Lu

Zhenhua Lu

Zhenhua Lu joined the Post in 2017 as US correspondent covering US-China relations on diplomacy, security and trade. After six years' working overseas in Brussels and Washington DC, he is now based in Hong Kong and writes about China foreign policy. He has master's in international journalism.