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America’s trade confrontation with China is a sign of the new Cold War

First published: The Times 31/03/2018

The deterioration in the West’s relations with Russia is a throwback to the old Cold War. The sharper edge in America’s trade posturing to China is a symbol of a new one. The United States and other western nations, and China, are going to face off increasingly in trade, technology and other areas of national security. How President Trump and President Xi will manage relations is open to conjecture, but the structural divergence between the West and China is here to stay.

Fears of a trade war between the US and China have been aired before but…. read on…