Trump's tariffs and currency fight escalate US-China trade war

7 August 2019

On August 1, US President Donald Donald Trump said the US will levy a 10% tariff on $300 billion of Chinese imports. Four days later, the administration labeled China a "currency manipulator."

Eurasia Group's China and Northeast Asia Practice Head Michael Hirson and Global Macro Director Willis Sparks discuss the latest escalations and weapons in the US-China trade war, how domestic issues are impacting each country's hand, and what comes next.

Read about US-China in our Top Risks for 2019 report and look at Politics in Pictures: a visual guide to US-China trade tensions.
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