China may have to resort to measures other than tariffs on goods to compete with the US in a trade war. Photo: AFP

Donald Trump can outgun China on trade tariffs but Beijing has other ways to fight back

American companies operating in China might feel the brunt of any retaliatory measures, analysts say

Topic |   US-China trade war

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China may have to resort to measures other than tariffs on goods to compete with the US in a trade war. Photo: AFP
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Zhou Xin

Zhou Xin

Zhou Xin co-leads the political economy team at the Post. He mainly covers economic stories but also writes about Chinese politics and diplomacy. He has previously worked for Reuters and Bloomberg in Beijing.

Orange Wang

Orange Wang

Orange Wang covers the Chinese macroeconomy, and has many years of experience with China's monetary and fiscal policy moves. He also covered global market and financial news for a long time, with a particular focus on new technologies and their influences on economic growth and society. Before joining the South China Morning Post, Orange worked as a Shanghai Correspondent for ET Net, a Hong Kong financial news agency.