US President Donald Trump has threatened to impose tariffs on car imports. It is part of his strategy to entice companies to produce in the United States instead of abroad. One country that could stand to lose from the move is Mexico.
Despite Washington's efforts, China's trade surplus with the US grew by more than 17 percent in 2018, according to data provided by Beijing. US exports to China grew by less than one percent last year.
An ex-Colombian drug trafficker has testified that the president wanted $250 million, but settled for less. Former officials have rejected the allegations, saying they are "false, defamatory and absurd."
DW spoke with economist Yukon Huang about common misconceptions over the US-China economic rivalry, and how both sides are only trying to save face while not addressing core problems that will take many years to solve.
Donald Trump used his first prime-time address to the nation to claim that a wall along the US-Mexico border must be built to end what he deems a "national security crisis." The speech was emblematic of his presidency.
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