Have China US Relations Taken a Turn For the Worse?

Things may have turned for the worse between the United States and China.

Even before an increasingly dangerous North Korea exposed divisions between the world’s two biggest economies, the relationship between the U.S. and China was already souring. And the seemingly friendly Mar-a-Lago resort meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping is becoming a distant memory.

Consider the steps the Trump administration has taken just since late June:

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Craig Erlam

Craig Erlam

Senior Currency Analyst at OANDA
Based in London, England, Craig Erlam joined OANDA in 2015 as a Market Analyst. With more than five years' experience as a financial market analyst and trader, he focuses on both fundamental and technical analysis while conducting macroeconomic commentary. He has been published by The Financial Times, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Telegraph, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Sky News, Bloomberg, CNBC and BBC. Craig holds a full membership to the Society of Technical Analysts and he is recognized as a Certified Financial Technician by the International Federation of Technical Analysts.