US-China trade war? WSJ: Battle Stations: US and China Prepare for Trade Clash of the Titans

Alan Tonelson, independent economic policy analyst who blogs at RealityChek and tweets at @AlanTonelson, in re: SHANGHAI—The last time Washington mobilized for a trade war, Ronald Reagan was president and Japan the adversary. Today, the White House is readying the same big guns—a mix of tariffs and quotas—aimed mainly at Chinese imports. It has in its sights everything from steel to solar panels and washing machines . . . [https://www.wsj.com/articles/battle-stations-u-s-and-china-prepare-for-trade-clash-of-the-titans-1516098604?mg=prod/accounts-wsj](https://www.wsj.com/articles/battle-stations-u-s-and-china-prepare-for-trade-clash-of-the-titans-1516098604?mg=prod/accounts-wsj) [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jan/16/donald-trump-tells-xi-jinping-disappointment-growi/](https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jan/16/donald-trump-tells-xi-jinping-disappointment-growi/)

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