- Al Jazeera English Published on May 9, 2019
A rift has opened up between the world’s two biggest economies just as attempts to end the US-China trade dispute appear to be making progress. The US says China is backtracking on promises, such as protecting intellectual property and stopping unfair trade practices. President Donald Trump is raising the tariff on 200-billion dollars’ worth of Chinese goods from Friday. Beijing is promising to retaliate, and says it won’t bow to pressure to make more concessions. Both sides are taking an aggressive stance as China’s Vice Premier heads to Washington for the latest round of negotiations. So who’s winning the trade war? And what happens if no deal is achieved?