US-China relations

Pompeo tries to win Southeast Asia

Tensions between China and the United States (US) do not seem like easing anytime soon as US State Secretary Mike Pompeo wrapped up his recent tour of Southeast Asia.

7 August 2018

Malaysia cuts growth projection

Malaysia’s Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng pared back expectations for economic growth for this year to about five percent as the export-reliant nation braces for knock-on effects of a brewing trade war.

21 July 2018

China's role as market anchor at risk

The slump in China’s yuan is stoking fear that policy makers are less willing to temper the currency’s decline as the economy slows and a trade battle with the United States (US) worsens.

27 June 2018

The costs of trade war

According to an old African proverb, “When elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers.” The same is true for full-blown trade wars: when major economies clash, developing countries will be among the hardest hit.

19 June 2018

Mattis warns China over South China Sea moves

United States (US) Secretary of Defense James Mattis said the world would have to deal with China’s militarisation of the South China Sea for now, but that Beijing would face “larger consequences” in the long term that could persuade it to change track.

3 June 2018

Is the US-China trade war ending?

Stocks in major markets across the globe surged on Monday morning after United States (US) secretary of the treasury Steven Mnuchin told the international media that a potential US and China trade war was “on hold”.

22 May 2018