December 13, 2019

The U.S.-China Trade Deal Means a Long Cold War for Business

Featuring Richard Fontaine

Source: Medium

Journalist Steve Levine

With a new trade deal, the U.S. and China have agreed to stand down, but look for the war to go on, with the potential to rattle trade and markets across the globe for years and perhaps decades.

In announcements in the capitals of both countries, President Trump and a senior Chinese official retracted threats to impose new tit-for-tat tariffs on billions of dollars in imports on Sunday. Trump cut some prior tariffs, and China will resume buying billions of dollars a year in U.S. farm products — actions that, if they are implemented, show that the two rivals can make a show of constructive negotiation.

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  • Richard Fontaine

    Chief Executive Officer

    Richard Fontaine is the Chief Executive Officer of CNAS. He served as President of CNAS from 2012–19 and as Senior Fellow from 2009–12. Prior to CNAS, he was foreign policy ad...