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It's a trade war! Or is it?

Trump thinks it's better to challenge China now than later; he's also minding the midterm polls

Mr Trump has accused China of corporate espionage and wants its US$375b bilateral trade deficit with China cut to US$200b by 2020.

SINCE Donald Trump became US president, Washington has been occupied with a few brain-teasers.

The populist presidential candidate ran for office promoting an aggressive economic nationalist agenda, castigating America's economic partners for their "unfair" trade practices, pledging to...

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