Yale economist Stephen Roach warns that America has much to lose from the current trade war with China for a few reasons.

Joseph Corr

2018-07-13 09:41:00 Fri ET

Yale economist Stephen Roach warns that America has much to lose from the current trade war with China for a few reasons. First, America is highly dependent on China as a key source of low-cost products and services. As America increases its trade bets and tariffs on $200 billion imports from China, most U.S. households and firms would face higher costs due to inflationary concerns.

Second, the Chinese government holds huge dollar amounts of U.S. Treasury bills and notes. These investments help finance the perennial U.S. budget deficit. Third, erecting tariffs, quotas, and even embargoes may isolate America from the OECD free trade bloc. In turn, U.S. economic output expansion and employment growth may slow down as a result. For these reasons, America has much to lose from its current trade conflict with China.

In contrast, Mohamed El-Erian, chief economic advisor of Allianz, suggests that America is in a much stronger position to win the trade war against China. Further, it is crucial for America to protect its IT-driven intellectual property rights with better patent, trademark, and copyright enforcement. Chinese regulatory agencies have been notorious in requiring U.S. corporations to set up data centers and IT science parks in some major cities in China. In effect, this regulation transfers many patents and IT solutions from America to China.

The U.S. Trade Act Section 301 investigation hence concludes that it is opportune for the Trump administration to impose punitive tariffs on Chinese imports. Global stock market investors may suffer some short-term losses due to this relentless Sino-American trade conflict.

 


If any of our AYA Analytica financial health memos (FHM), blog posts, ebooks, newsletters, and notifications etc, or any other form of online content curation, involves potential copyright concerns, please feel free to contact us at service@ayafintech.network so that we can remove relevant content in response to any such request within a reasonable time frame.

Blog+More
Income and wealth concentration follows the ebbs and flows of the business cycle in America.
Amy Hamilton

2019-04-23 19:45:00 Tuesday ET

Income and wealth concentration follows the ebbs and flows of the business cycle in America.

Income and wealth concentration follows the ebbs and flows of the business cycle in America. Economic inequality not only grows among people, but it also gr

+See More
The Internet and telecom conglomerate SoftBank Group raises $23 billion in the biggest IPO in Japan.
Chanel Holden

2018-12-21 11:39:00 Friday ET

The Internet and telecom conglomerate SoftBank Group raises $23 billion in the biggest IPO in Japan.

The Internet and telecom conglomerate SoftBank Group raises $23 billion in the biggest IPO in Japan. Going public is part of the major corporate move away f

+See More
Chinese trade delegation offers to boost purchases of U.S. agricultural products to reach an interim trade deal with the Trump administration.
Peter Prince

2019-11-03 12:30:00 Sunday ET

Chinese trade delegation offers to boost purchases of U.S. agricultural products to reach an interim trade deal with the Trump administration.

Chinese trade delegation offers to boost purchases of U.S. agricultural products to reach an interim trade deal with the Trump administration. Chinese Vice

+See More
Harvard macrofinance professor Robert Barro sees no good reasons for the recent sudden reversal of U.S. monetary policy normalization.
Laura Hermes

2019-09-09 20:38:00 Monday ET

Harvard macrofinance professor Robert Barro sees no good reasons for the recent sudden reversal of U.S. monetary policy normalization.

Harvard macrofinance professor Robert Barro sees no good reasons for the recent sudden reversal of U.S. monetary policy normalization. As Federal Reserve Ch

+See More
AYA fintech finbuzz illustrative video tutorials on YouTube
Amy Hamilton

2019-05-05 10:46:10 Sunday ET

AYA fintech finbuzz illustrative video tutorials on YouTube

This video collection shows the major features of our AYA fintech network platform for stock market investors: (1) AYA stock market content curation;&nbs

+See More
Microsoft acquires GitHub, a software development platform that has been widely shared-and-used by 28 million programmers worldwide.
Joseph Corr

2018-06-04 08:38:00 Monday ET

Microsoft acquires GitHub, a software development platform that has been widely shared-and-used by 28 million programmers worldwide.

Microsoft acquires GitHub, a software development platform that has been widely shared-and-used by more than 28 million programmers worldwide. GitHub's

+See More