Global trade policy is like a strategic game: a combative US President Donald Trump imposes trade tariffs. China's President Xi Jinping immediately hits back, while the European Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström tries the diplomatic approach.
Donald Trump has ramped up his trade dispute with China. Nevertheless, Beijing has a good shot at being able to keep the damage under control. The key is a dynamic middle class, says DW's Frank Sieren.
Washington has invited Chinese officials to restart trade talks under efforts to defuse an escalating trade dispute. The offer comes as US President Donald Trump is readying new tariffs to be slapped on Chinese goods.
The latest US salvo against China has escalated the threat of a trade war between the world's two largest economies. China has responded by announcing countermeasures affecting up to $60 billion worth of US exports.
No group of US farmers has more to lose from a trade war with China than soybean growers. But as Beijing adjusts to new trade realities, Chinese farmers also have a lot on their plates.
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