Anyone who tried to divine the Russia policy of the Biden presidency out of the corpus of statements by current and prospective officials in the new administration would know by now that the range of instincts and perspectives contained in those statements did not really reflect or anticipate what was […]
Tag: US-China trade war
There is a Chinese proverb meaning that the “A good beginning, is half success” and will ensure full success. The signing of a deal, a hard-won phased outcome for the Sino-US trade tension, is a positive first step for resolving the economic and trade issues between the world’s top two […]
In the current scenario, the severe economic disruption across the globe as a result of declining GDP growth, rising interest rates, soaring debt and the lack of healthy competition clearly indicates the future economic shock. In my opinion, the 2008 global financial meltdown was just a calm before the storm because the real economic crisis of our age is approaching at faster pace.
Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan told the audience at this year’s World Peace Forum that “development is the key to resolving all issues”, remarking in the run-up to his conclusion that “China’s development can’t shut out the rest of the world” and “the world’s development can’t shut out China”. International […]
The main battle between the US and China today is for the position of global technology leader. Washington is using the technology sector to bully Beijing in the hope that it will undermine its economic position as the US once managed to do with Tokyo.
Judging by the reaction of official Chinese media outlets, Beijing is expecting neither a speedy nor a peaceful resolution to its economic conflict with Washington. Even America has noticed a change in tone to Beijing’s official media position: “China vows ‘people’s war’ as trade fight takes nationalist turn”, writes the […]
The global macroeconomic consequences of the escalating US-China trade war may not, in itself, be that big according to some economists. US traders have remained largely unfazed by the trade war, and few are concerned at this stage about the overall impact on the global economy’s GDP growth.
Trump might even be savvy enough to use the opportunity to promote the narrative that he’s the only one who can protect the country from China, which could strengthen his party’s support in the swing states most affected by Beijing’s policies of luring companies away from America and then implementing retaliatory tariffs.
The US attacks on Germany’s economy are nothing new. But previously those had been limited to just Trump’s words and infamous tweets. Now Washington has moved from words to deeds and seems to mean business, as evidenced by the March tariffs on Chinese goods.
The US seems to be positioning itself as an adversary in a trade war with China, something as unwinnable as North Korea engaging in a nuclear war with the United States.