US-China trade war - News analysis

China not blinking as it digs in for prolonged trade war

Beijing is counting on vast domestic market to help it weather the storm, say analysts

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China is digging in for a prolonged trade war with the United States after talks in Washington turned sour last week.

It made good on its pledge to hit back at the US by raising tariffs on US$60 billion (S$82 billion) worth of US goods, and kicked off a propaganda war to galvanise public opinion against what it calls a "US-sponsored trade war".

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 15, 2019, with the headline China not blinking as it digs in for prolonged trade war. Subscribe