Trump’s Trade War With China Comes Home to American Consumers

A container ship docked at a port in Qingdao, in eastern China’s Shandong province, Aug. 6, 2019  (Chinatopix photo via AP Images).
A container ship docked at a port in Qingdao, in eastern China’s Shandong province, Aug. 6, 2019 (Chinatopix photo via AP Images).

It didn’t take long for the U.S.-China trade war to get worse. Even though negotiators have agreed to meet in Washington next month, they are unlikely to see a breakthrough. If things continue on their current course, they will keep getting worse from now until the end of the year, when there will be tariffs of 15 to 30 percent on almost everything the United States imports from China. In part because of the trade war, Chinese economic growth is now expected to fall below 6 percent later this year. Slowing global trade is also hitting the export-driven German economy, […]

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