Sino File by Cary Huang
US-China trade war: Trump and Xi are locked in world’s largest game of chicken, and neither can blink
- A year into the trade conflict, with multiple rounds of talks failing, Washington and Beijing show no sign of easing retaliatory measures
- Neither side can afford a trade war – and neither side can afford to back down
Cary Huang is a veteran China affairs columnist, having written on this topic since the early 1990s. He joined the Post in 2004, and was based in Beijing between 2005 and 2013, first as a correspondent and then as bureau chief. He was previously China editor at The Standard from 1992 until 2004.