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Opinion: Why Trump Started the Trade War

* Future U.S. policies toward China will aim to keep the U.S. at least 20 years ahead of China economically and militarily

* Competition between the two nations will make the trade war long-term and normalized

(Beijing) — A Sino-U.S. trade war finally broke out on Friday when the U.S. began imposing additional tariffs on Chinese imports, triggering China’s countermeasures. Why did the Trump administration launch the trade war against China? The answer lies in geopolitics.

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