A closer look at the US-China trade relationship shows why Trump's 'targeted' tariffs are likely to hurt American workers and businesses as well.
The $60 billion in tariffs targeting China not only risks sparking a trade war, they represent a rejection of the WTO's much more effective way of dealing with unfair trade practices.
China has made numerous signals that it does not want to start a trade war with the US.
China established a system of approving foreign investments on condition the businesses involved agreed to partner with local firms and transfer knowledge and skills to the local Chinese market.
While the tariffs are unlikely to stem Chinese intellectual property theft or reverse the steep trade deficit, they are certain to hurt American companies and consumers.
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President Trump's new tariffs suggest he doesn't understand why American steel and aluminum have been hurt in the first place.
Past shared history and/or cultural, ethnical or religious homogeneity can no longer be the only determinants of the level of co-operation among nations.
The construction sector works on a bit of a time lag. So there are a bunch of projects underway that were premised on the loose credit of recent years.
A global trade war seems well underway as China and the US exchange targeted tariff attacks. An economist explains what they are, how they work and why they matter.
U.S. President Donald Trump has exempted Canada, for now, from hefty tariffs on steel. An increase in defence spending would likely stand Canada in greater stead with the president.
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Ottawa seems utterly unprepared for a trade war with the United States. The recent federal budget upholding equity values is noble, but won't mean a thing if the government runs out of cash.
A conciliatory tone from the prime minister but Boris Johnson and Michael Gove continue to cause problems.
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China supplies just 2% of America's steel, while Canada and Europe have sizeable shares and Australian steel producers depend on access to US markets.
The president's tariffs on steel and China mirror the misguided trade policies that helped precipitate the Great Depression.
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