Understanding the China–US trade war: causes, economic impact, and the worst-case scenario

  title={Understanding the China–US trade war: causes, economic impact, and the worst-case scenario},
  author={T. Chong and X. Li},
  journal={Economic and Political Studies},
  pages={185 - 202}
  • T. Chong, X. Li
  • Published 2019
  • Economics
  • Economic and Political Studies
  • Abstract This paper studies the current trade war between China and the US from a historical standpoint. By comparing the ongoing trade war with similar trade conflicts in history, we reveal three major causes, with varying degrees of importance, from both economic and political perspectives. The trade war can principally be attributed to trade imbalances, the US midterm elections and rivalry over global economic dominance. As the fundamental conflicts between China and the US cannot be easily… CONTINUE READING
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