Illustration: Brian Wang

Did China think Donald Trump was bluffing on trade? How Beijing got it wrong

With China and the United States at the centre of the biggest international trade dispute in decades, the South China Morning Post takes an in-depth look at the changing relationship between Beijing and Washington. In the second of a two-part series, Wendy Wu and Kristin Huang explain how China was caught off guard by US President Donald Trump’s aggressive trade action and explore whether Beijing is to blame for the conflict

Topic |   US-China trade war


Illustration: Brian Wang