Both sides stand ready to inflict considerable pain on the other—even as they talk about talking.
As Trump has made clear in other negotiations, he is looking for a real outcome—a change in behavior—not a quick win on paper for the cameras.
The Trump administration must defend American core interests by assertively confronting China's business practices.
Trump cannot let his administration be bought off by Beijing’s initial concessions if he wants to reverse years of American failure in pressing China to change its economic practices.
Perhaps it is no accident that Kim Jong-un’s train made its way to Beijing as more tariff plans were announced.
Turkey appears to be heading for a major economic crisis, much of it of its own making.
Chinese taxes on American exports, and higher prices from U.S. taxes on imports, could have wide-reaching negative impacts for the U.S. economy.
American firms may not profit from a trade war with China, but both Airbus and Brazilian farmers have to be salivating at the prospect.
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