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Daily analysis of the major talking points in the worlds of business and investing with a focus on implications for doing both in mainland China and its key financing hub - Hong Kong.

President Xi Jinping visits Wuhan Xinxin Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp, in Wuhan, Hubei province. China could react to the trade war by becoming more self-sufficient. Photo: Xinhua

A smarter, stronger China - thanks to Trump

Donald Trump’s trade war on China found an echo around the Western world, where even Hong Kong investment is suspect now. But, on balance, he is doing China a favour by pushing it to become more self-sufficient.