Trump’s ‘Madman Theory’ of Trade with China
Economist Patrick Chovanec says it could still work, but the president could play a much better hand by bringing in U.S. allies.
China Gets a British Bedfellow
Left vulnerable by Brexit, the U.K. looks eager to sign onto Beijing’s giant Belt and Road program.
‘The Next Backlash Is Going to Be Against Technology’
Harvard economist Dani Rodrik on how to make globalization fair and sustainable.
Fearing Populism, France and Germany Flee Into the Past
Europe’s top economies are trying to take on China and the United States by resurrecting industrial policy. Brussels is not happy.
In Trump’s Economy, the Invisible Hand Belongs to the Government
The state’s role in the U.S. economy has expanded dramatically under President Trump, even as he pushes China to exert less control.
Having Failed to Clinch a Deal With North Korea, Trump Turns to China
The administration talks up progress in “historic” trade talks, but an agreement remains elusive.
Just How Much Is China’s Economy Slowing?
Beijing is preparing another massive stimulus, but the economy is visibly running out of steam.
No Sweeping Free Trade Deal, Brussels Tells Washington
The EU’s terms for talks could herald another trade setback for Trump.
Trump and Xi Park Trade War—For Now
But the U.S. president raises new uncertainties over the fate of the trade deal with Mexico and Canada.
Will Trump Hit Pause on the Trade War With China?
Under mounting pressure, the U.S. president needs a win at G-20 summit.
Trump’s Latest China Salvo Could Hurt U.S. Nuke Industry
Administration says Beijing is diverting U.S. nuclear technology for military use.
Trump Reaches for Checkbook Diplomacy to Counter China
Washington ramps up development finance to offer countries an alternative to Beijing’s deep pockets.
It’s No Longer Just a Trade War Between the U.S. and China
Vice President Pence’s fierce attack and allegations of tech spying escalate the conflict.
Is the Trade War About to Become a Currency War?
Some experts figure Beijing might risk further driving down the renminbi against the dollar.
Trump’s Trade War With China Could Hit Energy Exports
China places tariffs on natural gas, a fast-growing U.S. export.
Trump’s Trade War With China Is About to Get Supersized
Washington is levying more tariffs, leaving Beijing to retaliate in other painful ways, from Iran to North Korea.
Crisis in U.S. Nuclear Talks With Pyongyang Not China’s Doing, Experts Say
Beijing is angry over the U.S. trade war, but Trump’s own mishandling of North Korea talks are the main problem.
One Belt, One Road, One Happy Chinese Navy
Beijing is using commercial bridgeheads to give its warships staying power in the Indian Ocean.
Trump Makes American Coal Great Again — Overseas
U.S. coal exports have exploded. Can that continue?
The U.S. Wants Back in the TPP? Good Luck With That.
Asia is moving on without America when it comes to trade — and could be better off for it.