trade standoff | ‘Blackmail’ and ‘gangsterism’ turn China-US spat into a war of words

‘Blackmail’ and ‘gangsterism’ turn China-US spat into a war of words

Threat of more US tariffs forces a bout of ‘soul-searching’ in Beijing as both sides dig in for a long conflict 

August 2, 2018 7:30 PM (UTC+8)
The trade dispute between China and the United States is moving into unchartered waters. Photo: iStock
The trade dispute between China and the United States is moving into unchartered waters. Photo: iStock