U.S. Tariffs Put China's Economy to a New Test
Jun 5, 2018 | 09:00 GMT
- Significant U.S. tariffs on trade goods and restrictions on tech investment will complicate China's ongoing economic rebalancing process.
- High national debt levels will constrain Beijing's ability to pump investment funds into the economy in the case of a significant trade blow, which will affect companies and industries that rely on U.S. markets and are already operating on thin profit margins.
- The acute pressure China is facing is only going to harden Beijing's resolve to rapidly develop self-sufficiency in sensitive technological supply chains.