US agriculture products, including pork, would be a natural primary target for retaliation. Photo Bloomberg
China can deliver ‘deadly punch’ to US in trade war, ex official says
  • China has many options for retaliating against the US and is likely to implement tariffs that go beyond trade in goods, a former top government official has said
  • Wei Jianguo, a former vice-minister in the Ministry of Commerce, says China has the ‘willingness to act to fight a prolonged war’
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China can deliver ‘deadly punch’ to US in trade war, ex official says
  • China has many options for retaliating against the US and is likely to implement tariffs that go beyond trade in goods, a former top government official has said
  • Wei Jianguo, a former vice-minister in the Ministry of Commerce, says China has the ‘willingness to act to fight a prolonged war’
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US agriculture products, including pork, would be a natural primary target for retaliation. Photo BloombergUS agriculture products, including pork, would be a natural primary target for retaliation. Photo Bloomberg
US-China trade war
China can deliver ‘deadly punch’ to US in trade war, ex official says
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  • China has many options for retaliating against the US and is likely to implement tariffs that go beyond trade in goods, a former top government official has said
  • Wei Jianguo, a former vice-minister in the Ministry of Commerce, says China has the ‘willingness to act to fight a prolonged war’
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President insists tariffs on Chinese goods keep onus on Beijing to agree a deal, and vows to protect US farmers against possible countermeasures from China.

President insists tariffs on Chinese goods keep onus on Beijing to agree a deal, and vows to protect US farmers against possible countermeasures from China.

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As the new Pakatan Harapan government grapples with helming a ‘new Malaysia’, will they succeed in ensuring the bloody spectre of the politically spurred May 13 incident remains a thing of the past?

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The new game received approval to generate sales from regulators last month, which means users can buy skins and other in-game items immediately.

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Inside Out | China should walk away from trade talks, and hit back at US

While all may seem calm in markets despite the failure of the latest round of talks, a protracted trade war risks doing severe harm to the global economy. China should draw up countermeasures to hit US businesses and be ready to shift its dealings to the EU, Japan and Asean.

13 May 2019 - 3:00AM
Opinion | How talk of a clash of civilisations with China suits the US

Civilisational fault lines are fluid and have been used throughout history to mobilise domestic support against a rising geopolitical rival. The US State Department’s appeal to an inevitable civilisational confrontation should be challenged.

Civilisational fault lines are fluid and have been used throughout history to mobilise domestic support against a rising geopolitical rival. The US State Department’s appeal to an inevitable civilisational confrontation should be challenged.

13 May 2019 - 1:00AM
How talk of a clash of civilisations with China suits the US
Macroscope | Trump’s stock market ‘weapon’ a double-edged sword in trade war

Trump should realise that the stock market powers the domestic economy to a much greater extent than elsewhere, and a protracted trade war could have a devastating effect amid signs that the next global financial crisis is brewing.

Trump should realise that the stock market powers the domestic economy to a much greater extent than elsewhere, and a protracted trade war could have a devastating effect amid signs that the next global financial crisis is brewing.

12 May 2019 - 11:00PM
Trump’s stock market ‘weapon’ a double-edged sword in trade war