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Donald Trump blinks in his one-man trade war with China: US govt stalls import tariff hike on Chinese phones, laptops, electronics

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Protection clears the field for locals - but it's far from clear that there are any who are waiting to work that field. If there are, then what's been stopping them for the past 30 years?

If the plan is to advantage them with special treatment, then a rational investor will discount that advantage as something that will probably be dropped as soon as Trump, or his successor, sees no future in it. Since Trump himself has absolutely no qualms about reversing his own policy, it would be the act of a moron to invest good money on the assumption that he'll stick to what he said.

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