The Heat: China-US trade conflict

The Heat

Events moved quickly during the day as the trade conflict between China and the United States escalated.

It began in Washington with new details from the Trump administration about a 25 percent tariff on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods. A few hours later China retaliated — announcing tariffs at the same rate on an identical amount of U.S. goods.

CGTN’s Owen Fairclough has this report.
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To discuss:

  • Gordon Houlden is a political science professor and the Director of the China Institute at the University of Alberta.
  • John Sitilides is a global risk analyst and a consultant to the U.S. State Department.
  • Afshin Molavi is a senior fellow at the Johns Hopkins University Foreign Policy Institute
  • Qinduo Xu is a senior researcher with the Pangoal Institution.

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