US President Donald Trump’s use of the unilateral imposition of tariffs as an instrument of negotiation sets a perilous precedent that could further erode the global trade system, columnist Richard Heydarian argues. Photo: AFP
Richard Heydarian
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Richard Heydarian

How Donald Trump is stealing a page from the populists’ playbook in his trade war with China

Richard Heydarian writes that the US president’s ‘dangerous dalliance’ with China trade is ‘mindless posturing’ driven by emotions rather than policy

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US President Donald Trump’s use of the unilateral imposition of tariffs as an instrument of negotiation sets a perilous precedent that could further erode the global trade system, columnist Richard Heydarian argues. Photo: AFP
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