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Trade wars can be lost. Guess by whom?

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Claude Smadja
Guess what? Trade wars are not “easy to win”. They even might be lost. Donald Trump is beginning to have a sinking feeling about this possibility after a bad week. There has been, first, the announcement of new tariffs of $75 billion by Beijing on American imports. This was in retaliation to Mr Trump’s announcement of 10 per cent tariffs on the remaining $300 billion Chinese-made consumer goods not yet hit by tariffs on September 1 and December 15.

The move by the Chinese leadership is quite worrisome for the White House: It shows, first, that Xi Jinping is not ready
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First Published: Aug 28 2019 | 11:51 PM IST

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