The U.S. imports 80% of its rare earths from China, but accounts for just 4% of China’s rare earths exports. This gives China a significant advantage.
Imitation is the highest form of flattery. Trump is not so much fighting China on trade as turning the U.S. into China.
A better safety net for Americans is the issue that should be addressed with at least as much vigor as tariffs on Chinese goods.
Despite Trump’s apparent obsession with German cars and the German trade surplus, political support in the U.S. for a trade war against the EU is much weaker than for getting tough on China.
Look for significant noise, but not for a genuine trade war across the Atlantic.
A collection of charts, maps and graphs exploring the Chinese telecoms giant Huawei.
Will the US and EU find a compromise on trade to avert a head-on clash?
Grass-roots interactions may not lay the groundwork for a viable relationship between the U.S. and China – but they can’t hurt.
The fallacy of seeking to reduce the U.S. trade deficit without raising U.S. savings rates.
Canada will always be at risk of being used as a proxy as the U.S. manages internal and external conflicts.