Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro - - Opinion -

HAT comes around, comes around.

It’s been months since the trade war be­tween United States and China erupted. It’s a clash that even the Philip­pines has been af­fected. All through­out the cy­cle, the poli­cies of US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump and Chi­nese Premier Xi Jing­ping clashed.

The United States has im­posed tar­iffs on $200 bil­lion worth of Chi­nese goods. In re­sponse, China im­posed new taxes on $60 bil­lion worth of Amer­i­can im­ports.

China’s trade sanc­tion is lighter than that of the Amer­i­cans be­cause Bei­jing is run­ning out of Amer­i­can prod­ucts to im­pose tar­iffs on. This is one rea­son why Trump be­lieves that the United States can eas­ily win a trade war with China.

In the as­pect of geopol­i­tics, China can un­der­mine US ef­forts to dis­arm North Korea by not en­forc­ing US sanc­tions. China can also con­front the United States in the South China Sea.

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