US President Donald Trump answers questions at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida. Next week the US president will have an informal summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the resort. Photo: AFP
Tom Holland
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Abacus by Tom Holland

Comment: Take protests about Trump’s protectionism with a pinch of salt

An informal summit with China is around the corner, and outrage about proposed US import tariffs will be in the spotlight – but concerns are overblown

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US President Donald Trump answers questions at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida. Next week the US president will have an informal summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the resort. Photo: AFP
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