The trade war between the US and China is now in full bloom. And it's likely to escalate. My view here has been that China is more vulnerable in this bust-up than the US. Even so, I don't expect the Chinese to back down. On the contrary, what is happening now only reinforces the hardliners' view that China needs to lessen its dependence on the West and continue to power forward. So I anticipate China doubling down on its commitment to the the "Made in China 2025" initiative. Some comments below
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Edward Harrison is the founder of Credit Writedowns and a former career diplomat, investment banker and technology executive with over twenty five years of business experience. He has also been a regular economic and financial commentator in print and on television for the past decade. He speaks six languages and reads another five, skills he uses to provide a more global perspective. Edward holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia University and a BA in Economics from Dartmouth College.