US-China trade war: Limits to what can be gained from China-bound investment

The US-China trade war is turning into a big economic headache amid shrinking exports and as Chinese consumers dial back spending.
The US-China trade war is turning into a big economic headache amid shrinking exports and as Chinese consumers dial back spending.PHOTO: AFP

Neighbours unable to muscle in as firms there are unlikely to exit

It was supposed to represent a tantalising opportunity for the region's economies to muscle in on foreign investment bound for China.

Instead the United States-China trade war is turning into a big economic headache amid shrinking exports and as Chinese consumers dial back spending.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 04, 2019, with the headline 'Limits to what can be gained from China-bound investment'. Print Edition | Subscribe