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Chinese Tariffs on U.S. Energy Would Signal a New Attitude

Meghan L O'Sullivan
Chinese Tariffs on U.S. Energy Would Signal a New Attitude

In placing retaliatory tariffs on certain goods and products, America’s trade partners have signaled how well they understand American politics. By targeting products from areas supportive of President Donald Trump, they clearly hope to generate pressure to lift U.S. tariffs or even create broader political problems for the president. Since the 1990s, China has made it a priority to secure adequate energy imports to fuel its economic growth.