Sino File by Cary Huang
The US and China beware: trade war tariffs are a double-edged sword
- Recent rhetoric over the punitive duties suggests they have become the main stumbling block in trade negotiations between Beijing and Washington
- But while the US holds the upper hand for now, it should know from its history that a double-edged sword has global ramifications
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.