China can outlast the US in an economic war – Arthur Kroeber

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Arthur Kroeber

Media are looking for winners and losers in the trade war between China and the US, and while damage can be inflicted in the short run, China is going to outlast an economic war with the US, says renowned economist Arthur Kroeber, author of China’s Economy: What Everyone Needs to Know to Money Week.

Money Week:

Trump insists he plans to impose taxes on over $500bn of Chinese goods unless Beijing agrees to major changes in its intellectual-property practices and industrial-subsidy programmes. China has denied Washington’s allegations that it systematically forces the unfair transfer of US technology and insists it adheres to World Trade Organisation rules.

Beijing has plenty of fiscal and monetary tools to keep the economy afloat, says Arthur Kroeber of Gavekal Research. The country’s property sector and consumer spending are holding up well. China “is well placed to outlast the US in an economic war of attrition”.

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