Trade Talks Episode 85: Trump-China Negotiating Dramatics and Even More Tariffs

Keynes and Bown update the sudden change in US-China trade negotiations and President Trump’s tariff escalation. They speak with Lingling Wei in Beijing (Wall Street Journal) about misunderstandings and why the two sides remain so far apart. They also discuss the expected economic impact of Trump’s new tariffs, as well as his proposal to buy US farm products and distribute them to poor countries.
Featuring Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
May 13, 2019