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Brace Yourselves: The US-China Trade War Is About to Begin
June 05, 2018
Brace Yourselves: The US-China Trade War Is About to Begin
With less than 2 weeks before tariffs are rolled out, the latest effort at negotiations has come and gone.
Brace Yourselves: The US-China Trade War Is About to Begin
Ahead of Trade Talks, Trump Slaps More Tariffs on China
May 31, 2018
Ahead of Trade Talks, Trump Slaps More Tariffs on China
“Tariffs or threat of tariffs are a very useful and powerful negotiation tactic,” as the AmCham China chair put it.
Ahead of Trade Talks, Trump Slaps More Tariffs on China
US-China Trade War Escalates
May 29, 2018
US-China Trade War Escalates
While a truce was called, the fundamental tensions have not been addressed -- so the 'war' is back on.
US-China Trade War Escalates
Why China Won’t Abandon Its Controversial Trade Policies
May 24, 2018
Why China Won’t Abandon Its Controversial Trade Policies
Protectionist policies play a key role in China’s national strategy.
Why China Won’t Abandon Its Controversial Trade Policies
How Chinese People View the US-China Trade War
April 16, 2018
How Chinese People View the US-China Trade War
What public opinion in China says about the trade frictions (and what that means for the United States).
How Chinese People View the US-China Trade War
Zhiwei Zhang on How China Could Respond to US Tariffs
April 11, 2018
Zhiwei Zhang on How China Could Respond to US Tariffs
What starts bitter ends sweet?
Zhiwei Zhang on How China Could Respond to US Tariffs
Trade Wars: China Strikes Back
April 05, 2018
Trade Wars: China Strikes Back
China unveils tariffs on $50 billion in U.S. imports, mirroring the Trump administration's penalties on Chinese goods.
Trade Wars: China Strikes Back
US-China Trade 'Battles' Have Started
April 04, 2018
US-China Trade 'Battles' Have Started
Although the U.S. and China are imposing tit-for-tat tariffs now, the chance of resolving the dispute is still high.  
US-China Trade 'Battles' Have Started
How Asia Could Circumvent US-China Trade War
March 26, 2018
How Asia Could Circumvent US-China Trade War
If the U.S.-China trade spat escalates, the rest of Asia will also suffer the fallout.
How Asia Could Circumvent US-China Trade War
With China’s Envoy Still in DC, Trump Announces Steel and Aluminum Tariffs
March 02, 2018
With China’s Envoy Still in DC, Trump Announces Steel and Aluminum Tariffs
In response, China vows to take necessary measures to safeguard its legitimate rights and interests.
With China’s Envoy Still in DC, Trump Announces Steel and Aluminum Tariffs
China Sends Envoy to Talk Trade as Trump Mulls Tariffs
March 01, 2018
China Sends Envoy to Talk Trade as Trump Mulls Tariffs
Amid reports of imminent U.S. trade action against China, Liu He arrives to talk with U.S. officials.
China Sends Envoy to Talk Trade as Trump Mulls Tariffs
How Trump Became an Old Friend of the Chinese People
November 14, 2017
How Trump Became an Old Friend of the Chinese People
Putting Trump's visit in the context of broader U.S.-China relations.
How Trump Became an Old Friend of the Chinese People
Joe Davis on Sino-US Trade Misconceptions
October 30, 2017
Joe Davis on Sino-US Trade Misconceptions
What forces shape one of the world’s largest trading relations?
Joe Davis on Sino-US Trade Misconceptions
Intellectual Property and the Coming US-China Trade War
August 24, 2017
Intellectual Property and the Coming US-China Trade War
How significant is the new Section 301 investigation into China’s intellectual property practices?
Intellectual Property and the Coming US-China Trade War
Evaluating 100 Days of Trump Trade Policy
May 08, 2017
Evaluating 100 Days of Trump Trade Policy
The new administration has adopted a mixed approach to various trade issues so far.
Evaluating 100 Days of Trump Trade Policy
Trump-Xi Summit: Much Ado About Nothing?
April 08, 2017
Trump-Xi Summit: Much Ado About Nothing?
The feel-good vibes from the meeting were drowned out amid questions regarding the U.S. strike on Syria.
Trump-Xi Summit: Much Ado About Nothing?
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