Trade: Donald Trump keeps pressure on Beijing more than ever

Donald Trump has maintained maximum pressure on Beijing, ordering his services Friday night to initiate the procedure to impose tariffs on virtually all imports from China, at the risk of damaging global growth and destabilize financial markets. Since the beginning of the week, the US president has oscillated between signs of appeasement and threats to the Asian giant.  He did not change Friday after an express session of negotiations in Washington.  After assuring that the discussions on trade with Beijing had been “frank” and “constructive”, he put into effect the…

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