Defying de-globalisation: How China found its groove amid trade tensions

Will growth continue despite US trade war?

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Relations between the US and China have deteriorated significantly during the Trump administration and this decline is gathering pace.

In recent months, the tit-for-tat of trade war tariffs has moved on to political expulsions and attempts to block business. US-led encouragement for other nations to also decouple from China has also been amplified by the Covid-19 pandemic, as factory shutdowns prompted many manufacturers to relocate their global supply chains. Given China's ascent to the top tier of the world's economies has been largely driven by globalisation, will this de-globalisation trend impact its economic progress going forward? Decoupling agenda The ongoing Sino-US trade war shows little sign of easing...

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