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China-U.S. Tariff War Will Escalate, Says Ex-Trade Negotiator

James Mayger, Yinan Zhao
China-U.S. Tariff War Will Escalate, Says Ex-Trade Negotiator

The trade dispute between the U.S. and China will continue for the foreseeable future and escalate, and is going to be painful for Americans, according to a former U.S. trade negotiator. "For the foreseeable future, we’re going to be in a tariff world and we’ll see escalation," said Asia Society Vice President Wendy Cutler, formerly a negotiator at the U.S. Trade Representative. The administration of President Donald Trump has continued to escalate tensions with China, announcing new tariffs this week in an attempt to force Beijing to negotiate over trade and economic practices that Washington has called unfair.