Brexit aside, the big story through the summer was the continuing – and escalating – trade war between the US and China, with neither Donald Trump nor Xi Jinping looking like they will back down any time soon.
The US has now placed tariffs on a wide range of Chinese imports, with the latest list including electronic products and consumer goods such as handbags. Beijing has not been slow to retaliate, especially targeting agricultural imports – a move likely to hit Trump’s Republican base as the US mid-term elections approach.
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