Trump-China Trade Clash Fears Flare Anew One Year Later

The next month will be crucial in signaling whether U.S. President Donald Trump’s threats to get tough on China over trade turn from rhetoric into reality. If there is to be a ratcheting up of tensions, Trump’s first State of the Union address on Jan. 30 would provide an opportunity to lay out actions that the administration plans to take in the coming year on trade issues, said Jacob Parker, a vice president at the U.S.-China Business Council in Beijing.