U.S.-China Trade War
Has the Real "Thief" Finally Been Unmasked?
Keywords:Political Economy, Imperialism, Globalization
In 2018, Washington launched the trade war against China. Measures included sharply increasing the customs tariffs borne by certain products imported from China, further barriers to imports from China, and sanctions against Chinese companies targeted by bans on the use of U.S.-made inputs. By June 2019, as tariff increases hit new sectors, China was no longer the United States's largest trading partner.