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China Retaliates Against U.S. Trade Tariffs Expansion: Where Does This Lead?

May 14, 2019

Episode Notes:

The trade dispute Between U.S. and China intensifies as the Trump administration vows to increase the scope and scale of its trade tariffs and as Beijing retaliates with its own tariff increases.

David Dollar, Senior Fellow in the John L. Thornton China Center at the Brookings Institution and host of the Brookings international trade podcast, Dollar and Sense, joins the Warcast to discuss details and where this intensification will likely lead. (~12 minutes)

[ 0:17 ] Introduction
[ 0:53 ] Overview of China's tariff retaliation plan.
[ 1:52 ] The gamble by the U.S. to escalate tariffs
[ 3:35 ] A frustrating 'ping-pong' diplomacy
[ 5:17 ] Uncertainty as the new normal
[ 7:54 ] If the U.S. quit the dispute now

Twitter: @davidrdollar

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