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Trade friction could affect overall China-US ties

China's trade friction with the US is set to be protracted as the East Asian country is unlikely to yield on what the US wants, which is to stop protecting its high-tech firms.

The row could spill over into other areas of the two major powers' bilateral relationship as China could feel less obliged to collaborate with Washington on issues such as North Korea.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 17, 2018, with the headline 'Trade friction could affect overall China-US ties '. Subscribe