As US turns up heat on China, trade war moves beyond tariffs to new battlefronts

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On September 17, US President Donald Trump vowed to tax every single import coming from China if it retaliated against his tariffs on US$200 billion in Chinese goods.
Beijing struck back, as expected, with tariffs on US$60 billion worth of American imports, yet there has been no sign that Trump is preparing to make good on his threat, despite a passing remark on Monday that “we could go $267 billion more”.
The lull in what has otherwise been an incendiary and fast-moving trade war…

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