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How this year's trade war is a different battle

Superficial similarities abound between the latest trade war with China and earlier, mostly failed campaigns against Japan. But striking differences also suggest Trump's gambit might have better leverage.

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COMMENTARY: Hans Greimel
How this year's trade war is a different battle

Superficial similarities abound between the latest trade war with China and earlier, mostly failed campaigns against Japan. But striking differences also suggest Trump's gambit might have better leverage.

UPDATED: 7/10/18 9:16 am ET -- adds government confirmation
Tesla signs deal in China to build 2nd global assembly plant

Tesla reached a preliminary agreement with the Shanghai government to build a factory that'll rival production from its lone U.S. assembly plant, as Elon Musk takes his biggest step yet to expand overseas. Planned capacity is 500,000 vehicles a year.


COMMENTARY: Keith Crain
We need some common sense

Instead of punishing companies that have invested billions in this country over the years, perhaps the United States should offer credits to automakers that export from the U.S.

U.S. set to limit China investments

President Donald Trump plans to spur more trade tensions with China by barring many Chinese companies from investing in American technology firms, and by blocking additional tech exports to Beijing.

China in control as industry enters new era

China has been the world's biggest auto market since 2009, when it eclipsed the United States. But only recently has it reached a long-anticipated, and in many quarters, long-feared, tipping point.


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