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The Trade-Economic War1 Thus far we haven’t seen the US-China trade war taken very farThe Trade-Economic WarChapter 7: US-China Relations and Wars2020-10-18Journal1 Thus far we haven’t seen the US-China trade war taken very far2 Thus far we haven’t seen the US-China trade war taken very far3 Thus far we haven’t seen the US-China trade war taken very far4 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 far6 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 far—it just includes classic tariffs and import restrictions that are reminiscent of those we have repeatedly seen in other similar periods of conflict (e.g., the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act of 1930).  We have seen the trade negotiations and what they achieved reflected in a very limited Phase One Trade Agreement that is in its early stages and is being tentatively implemented.  As we have seen, this “negotiation” was about testing each other’s powers rather than looking to global laws and judges (like the World Trade Organization) to achieve fair resolution.  That—i.e., via tests of power—is how all these wars will be fought.  The big question is how far these tests of power will go and what form will they take. Continue reading… Index 1 Thus far we haven’t seen the US-China trade war taken very far 2 Thus far we haven’t seen the US-China trade war taken very far 3 Thus far we haven’t seen the US-China trade war taken very far 4 Thus far we haven’t seen the US-China trade war taken very far 5 Thus far we haven’t seen the US-China trade war taken very far 6 Thus far we haven’t seen the US-China trade war taken very far Continue reading…