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On Thursday's Backchat, we're talking about the worsening trade dispute between the United States and China, and what it could mean for the global economy. The commerce ministry in Beijing has accused the US of "blackmail" after President Trump threatened to impose fresh tariffs on a further US $200 billion worth of Chinese goods, and warned that it was ready to retaliate. Last week Mr Trump announced 25 percent duties on US$50 billion worth of Chinese imports, accusing China of stealing intellectual property and other unfair trade practices, and prompting the mainland authorities to follow suit with similar measures. Other nations including Canada and European allies of the United States have objected to the US decision to impose tariffs on aluminium and steel imports. So what does this mean for relations and trade between the world's two largest economies, and other countries. And what effect could a worsening trade war have on Hong Kong? We'll be asking: are matters likely to deteriorate, and will cool heads prevail? Leave us a message, or email us at email@example.com, or call us on 23388266. After 9.20: plans to extend paternity leave.
21/06/2018 - 8:30-9:20 US-China Trade Dispute
21/06/2018 - 9:20-9:30 Extension of Paternity Leave