The Straits Times says

Dangerous upping of trade war stakes

President Donald Trump has dramatically raised stakes in the months-long trade war with China by threatening to levy tariffs on all Chinese imports unless Beijing relooks its economic, trade and technology policies.

In the first two rounds of tariffs, the United States imposed duties on US$50 billion (S$69 billion) worth of Chinese goods, with Beijing responding in kind. Mr Trump's remarks last Friday involve another US$267 billion worth of products which come on top of the pending third round impacting US$200 billion.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 10, 2018, with the headline 'Dangerous upping of trade war stakes'. Print Edition | Subscribe