China-US trade war: can it be stopped?

The world’s two biggest trading nations announced duelling tariff plans this week, but there were signs that a full-scale trade war could still be averted. Here’s the best of our comment and analysis on the dispute roiling global markets

China stands to lose more in economic terms, the US politically

As the US and China threaten a trade war, the widely used crop has become one of the main areas of dispute

The US and China ratchet up trade threats

A substantive offer from China could head off further escalation

America should compete globally based on its own comparative advantage

We are seeing a necessary change towards more reliance on consumer demand

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