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A Cosco Shipping container ship passes the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California, May 14, 2019 (AP photo by Eric Risberg).

As Trade Tensions Escalate, China Girds Its Citizens for a ‘People’s War’

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Editor’s Note: Every Wednesday, WPR Newsletter and Engagement Editor Benjamin Wilhelm curates the week’s top news and expert analysis on China.

The trade war between China and the United States is heating up again, with no resolution in sight. As promised, U.S. President Donald Trump more than doubled tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods Friday, the same day trade talks in Washington between Chinese and American negotiators ended without a deal. Beijing retaliated Monday by slapping higher tariffs on $60 billion in U.S. goods. With both sides dug in for a potentially lengthy battle, Beijing’s propaganda apparatus has called on citizens to rally behind what it terms a “people’s war.” ...

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