Donald Trump wants to reduce the US trade deficit, but is he aiming at the right target? Photo: AFP
Tom Holland
Opinion

Opinion

Abacus by Tom Holland

Trump’s opening salvo in trade war with China misses the mark

While US tariffs on steel and aluminium are aimed at hurting Beijing, they are largely irrelevant. So why are the penalties causing such a stink internationally?

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Donald Trump wants to reduce the US trade deficit, but is he aiming at the right target? Photo: AFP
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