How China is fighting back in the trade war

  • 24 September 2018
  • From the section Business
A worker stands in the Hebei Huayang Steel Pipe factory
Image caption This Chinese steel pipe factory stopped selling directly to the US before President Trump imposed tariffs on steel imports

From Monday, US tariffs of 10% on $200bn (£152.9bn) worth of Chinese goods come into effect on almost 6,000 products, ranging from handbags to textiles.

That means almost half of what China sells to the US is now subject to tariffs.

But China is fighting back.

It will retaliate by placing tariffs of 5% to 10% on $60bn worth of American goods.

I saw that steely resolve on display when I visited a pipe factory on the outskirts of Beijing.

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US-China trade war: a tale of two Chinas

  • 18 September 2018
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Image caption The latest round of Trump tariffs effectively tax half of all Chinese goods exported to the US.

President Donald Trump has slapped a third wave of tariffs on $200bn (£152bn) of Chinese goods.

This means that almost half of all the products the US buys from China will have tariffs on them - equal to 40% of China's exports to the US. Almost half of the products on this list are consumer goods - things like suitcases, handbags and cutlery.

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Why Asia turned to China during the global financial crisis

  • 13 September 2018
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Image caption Singaporean Declan Ee was working for Lehman Brothers in London when the bank collapsed

For many young people in Asia, going to the West to study and work is the stuff dreams are made of.

But that dream turned into a nightmare for Declan Ee when he became an unwitting victim of the financial crisis 10 years ago.

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No deal Brexit won't be our fault says Liam Fox

  • 28 August 2018
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Image caption Liam Fox says if there's no deal it will be Europe's fault

Just a few weeks after the UK trade secretary Liam Fox said the odds of a no-deal Brexit were at 60-40, he now appears to have moved away from those initial projections.

Speaking to me in an interview in Singapore, where he has been touting UK trade opportunities to Asian governments and businesses, Mr Fox says that things have changed since he made that assessment.

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US-China trade war: The countries caught in the crossfire

  • 22 August 2018
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Media caption"We have to be prepared for the worst"

China and the US are caught up in the continuing trade war, but they're not the only that will feel its effects.

Other Asian economies are intricately linked to China's fortunes, through their highly connected supply chains. And what hurts Beijing can also hurt countries further afield, like South Korea, Taiwan - or Singapore.

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Can US investment match the might of China?

  • 3 August 2018
  • From the section Business
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Image caption US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrives in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday

In short, no. Certainly not when it comes to the size and scale of the investment China has across the region.

But when US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sits down across the table from his Asian counterparts on Friday he is expected to say that America is here to stay and is committed to the region.

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How a US-China trade war could hurt us all

US President Donald Trump (R) and China's President Xi Jinping in November 2017 Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Both sides may ramp up the rhetoric to such an extent neither can back down

What happens when the world's two biggest economies go to war?

Ok, so it's not a real war - but the US and China are at the beginning of a trade war - and no-one knows just how bad it could get.

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Made in China: How China aims to be known for quality

  • 29 June 2018
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Media captionWhat is Beijing planning with its "Made in China 2025" programme?

The "Made in China 2025" label has until now been taken to mean fast and cheap.

But Beijing wants to raise its game, pushing Chinese products to the forefront when it comes to technology, design and quality.

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The summit of the century: how much will it all cost?

  • 11 June 2018
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Media captionKarishma Vaswani looks at the makeup of North Korea's economy

The much anticipated summit of the century between the US and North Korea has arrived - and Singapore is playing host. The world's media is here, hotels are booked out, security is on high alert and both leaders have brought big delegations. So what will it cost?

Sun, sand and the sea - it is why most tourists come to Singapore's resort island of Sentosa.

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Is the US-China trade war back on?

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Image caption The Trump administration now appears to be escalating trade tensions with Beijing

On again, off again. The Trump administration seems to have a knack for keeping everyone guessing - not just on the North Korean summit - but also on trade.

So, is the US-China trade war back on?

Trade talks versus trade wars

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