US President Donald Trump says he “had a long and very good conversation with President Xi Jinping of China”. Photo: AFP
Tom Holland
Opinion

Opinion

Abacus by Tom Holland

A deal on tariffs won’t end the US-China economic cold war

  • A recent US edict requiring a licence for sales to Chinese semiconductor manufacturer Fujian Jinhua shows the trade war goes far beyond tariffs
  • But there are ominous implications for the world as the two countries move closer to all-out protectionism

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US President Donald Trump says he “had a long and very good conversation with President Xi Jinping of China”. Photo: AFP
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