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A US trade war with China – tougher than the Japanese edition

President Trump just fired his first shot in an economic war with the People’s Republic of China, by imposing tariffs on Chinese-made solar panels. One almost feels nostalgic for the 1980s trade battles with the Japanese – who were similarly portrayed as threatening and bent on world domination. Such fears proved overblown – as Japan’s […]