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3 Thus far we haven’t seen the US-China trade war taken very far5 Thus far we haven’t seen the US-China trade war taken very farThus far we haven’t seen the US-China trade war taken very farThe Trade-Economic WarChapter 7: US-China Relations and Wars2020-10-18JournalRegarding the trade war I believe that we have pretty much seen the best trade agreement that we are going to see and that the risks of this war worsening are greater than the likelihood that it will improve, and we won’t see any treaty or tariff changes anytime soon as all trade negotiations are on hold until well after the US presidential elections.  Beyond the elections, a lot hinges on who wins and how they will approach this conflict. That will be a big influence on how Americans and the Chinese approach the Big Cycle destinies that are in the process of unfolding.  As things now stand, the one thing, maybe the only thing, that both US political parties agree on is being hawkish on China.  How hawkish and how exactly that hawkishness is expressed and reacted to by the Chinese are now unknown. Continue reading…