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Trump may be seeking to decouple US economy from China's : Move could be tactic to get US firms in China to relocate elsewhere, say some analysts

May 15, 2019 - The Straits Times (Singapore)

A deepening trade war with China battered the Dow Jones Industrial Average this week and raised not just pessimism over trade, but worries over the direction of US-China relations.

The latest round of tariffs is "far too great a gamble for the US economy", the National Retail Federation said in a statement. "Taxing Americans on everyday products like clothes and shoes is not the answer for holding China accountable.

"We urge the US and China to get these critical negotiations back ...