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Will US-China Trade War Become A 2020 Campaign Issue For Democrats?

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U.S. President Donald Trump talks to reporters before meeting with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He in the Oval Office at the White House April 04, 2019 in Washington, DC.

President Donald Trump continues to tweet messages claiming the U.S. is winning its staredown with China over tariffs and trade. After some thaws in the relationship earlier in his presidency, Trump and his administration have upped the rhetoric and put tariffs in place. The goal of the tariffs is to shift the balance of trade more in favor of the U.S.

In return, China has done the same thing. Though as yet, consumers have not felt a significant jolt here. But is that coming? That’s one subject of discussion for our conversation with contributor Art Cyr from Carthage College in Kenosha:

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Arthur I. Cyr is Director of the Clausen Center for World Business and Clausen Distinguished Professor at Carthage College in Kenosha. Previously he was President of the Chicago World Trade Center, the Vice President of the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations, a faculty member and executive at UCLA, and an executive at the Ford Foundation. His publications include the book After the Cold War - American Foreign Policy, Europe and Asia (Macmillan and NYU Press).