The Port of Tampa in Florida is putting its cargo-handling capacity to use on trans-Pacific services run by China Ocean Shipping. Photo: Alamy

Battered Chinese companies put American plans on hold as trade war rattles confidence in US

  • Survey mirrors downbeat sentiment of American businesses operating in China
  • While optimism is scarce, US think tank warns that trade war focus is skewed
Topic |   US-China relations

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The Port of Tampa in Florida is putting its cargo-handling capacity to use on trans-Pacific services run by China Ocean Shipping. Photo: Alamy
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Cary Huang
Cary Huang
Opinion

SCMP Columnist

Sino File by Cary Huang

US-China trade war: Trump and Xi are locked in world’s largest game of chicken, and neither can blink

  • A year into the trade conflict, with multiple rounds of talks failing, Washington and Beijing show no sign of easing retaliatory measures
  • Neither side can afford a trade war – and neither side can afford to back down

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