US-China trade war: Opinion

Demonstrators with Chinese and United States flags gather at sunset in Washington, DC on 24 September 2015 during a state visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo: EPA

Whose economy is in the stronger state to survive the trade war?

China may scale back the rhetoric of its global ambitions, recognising that discretion can be the better part of valour in a long-term game. Likewise, Trump may be less confrontational, now that the soft underbelly of the US economy has been exposed