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Focus: U.S. trade war fears ripple through China's 'workshop of the world'

Reuters  |  DONGGUAN, China 

By James PomfretDONGGUAN, China (Reuters) - Allan Chau, the general manager of a Chinese factory making precision metal parts for U.S. customers, is still calling it a "proposed" trade war, but that hasn't stopped him from planning for the worst.Unlike last year, when U.S. President Donald Trump sounded protectionist warnings that were largely dismissed as bluster, Chau and other factory bosses across China say the risks from this trade spat are now far more tangible.As a result they warn of a possible wave of small factory closures, a shift of some production away from China, and the use of ...

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First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 13:30 IST