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On Smoke and Mirrors of the Trade War

The China–US Trade War is currently the most pressing bilateral relations issue. Prof. Lawrence J. Lau, Ralph and Claire Landau Professor of Economics at CUHK, has published a book The China–U.S. Trade War and Future Economic Relations. The book launch-cum-talk was held on 25 January, officiated by Emeritus Professor of Sociology Prof. Ambrose King. Professor Lau analysed the background, present, influence and future of the trade war and concluded that over pessimism is unnecessary. As long as both countries improve their economic cooperation and fully utilise the idle resources bilaterally, economic balance is attainable.

This article was originally published in No. 532, Newsletter in Feb 2019.