Trump’s China tariffs failed but it looks like Biden is stuck with them
Opinion
Opinion

Trump’s China tariffs failed but it looks like Biden is stuck with them

Divisions in the White House have been exposed as it reviews Donald Trump’s contentious trade tariffs on China. But it appears inevitable that Biden and America will just have to continue living with them.

  • byStephen Bartholomeusz

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Australia’s plodding action against Putin’s oligarchs

Australia’s plodding action against Putin’s oligarchs

The government has been shockingly slow to act on Russian billionaires with significant interests in Australia.

  • byDavid Crowe
Russian forces close in on Ukraine’s capital amid tough resistance,heavy losses

Russian forces close in on Ukraine’s capital amid tough resistance,heavy losses

The Russians’ push from the north-east appeared to have advanced to within 30 kilometres of Kyiv,a US defence official said.

  • byPavel Polityuk andMstyslav Chernov
Trump’s big China flop and other failures
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Opinion

Trump’s big China flop and other failures

Trump’s trade policies were foolish and costly — they failed by any measure you choose — but it may be a long time before any US president is in a position to undo the damage.

  • byPaul Krugman
‘If it walks like a duck,and talks like a duck ...’:India backs Australia on Chinese coercion

‘If it walks like a duck,and talks like a duck ...’:India backs Australia on Chinese coercion

India’s Foreign Affairs Minister,Dr Subrahmanyam Jaishankar,also chided Beijing for violating agreements covering border disputes on land and at sea.

  • byPeter Hartcher
‘Friend-shoring’:Biden signs up new allies to hedge against China
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Opinion

‘Friend-shoring’:Biden signs up new allies to hedge against China

A new strategy for reducing America’s reliance on China’s manufacturing and hitting China’s trade where it hurts is emerging from recent Biden administration deals.

  • byStephen Bartholomeusz
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Trade tightrope:Germany risks US wrath as it hugs China tightly
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Trade tightrope:Germany risks US wrath as it hugs China tightly

As messages for Germany’s new Chancellor poured in last month,seasoned diplomats were not surprised to find China among the first to offer its congratulations.

  • byMatt Oliver
Biden boxed in as Trump’s ‘big beautiful monster’ of a trade deal with China expires
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Biden boxed in as Trump’s ‘big beautiful monster’ of a trade deal with China expires

The “really incredible” deal Trump signed with his “very,very good friend” Xi Jinping has turned out to be rather one-sided and,for the US,self-destructive.

  • byStephen Bartholomeusz
A fresh trade war is brewing as China flexes its muscles
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Opinion

A fresh trade war is brewing as China flexes its muscles

Australia has been on the receiving end of China using the threat of denying access to its markets as leverage. Now it’s Lithuania’s turn - and the EU is angry.

  • byStephen Bartholomeusz
‘Clear and animated’:Joe Biden raised China’s trade strikes against Australia with Xi

‘Clear and animated’:Joe Biden raised China’s trade strikes against Australia with Xi

United States President Joe Biden personally raised China’s wave of trade strikes against Australia with Xi Jinping,a top American official has confirmed.

  • byAnthony Galloway
‘A lot of uncertainty’ in China sending companies to the exits

‘A lot of uncertainty’ in China sending companies to the exits

The untapped business potential of 1.4 billion consumers was once an irresistible draw for foreign companies,but times are changing.

  • byEva Dou