China sees an opportunity to find common ground with others hit by Donald Trump’s trade wrath, including the European Union, Canada and Russia. Photo: Bloomberg

How China plans to push back against Donald Trump in ‘economic cold war’

Government wants to position itself as a champion of free trade and defender of globalisation, says source close to Beijing

Topic |   US-China trade war

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China sees an opportunity to find common ground with others hit by Donald Trump’s trade wrath, including the European Union, Canada and Russia. Photo: Bloomberg
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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.

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.