When two tribes go to war: The US, China and the mother of all trade battles

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A trade war between the US and China seems increasingly inevitable. Could it send the world economy into another nosedive, barely a decade after the last crash? And what consequences would Ireland face?

There is, according to lore, an old Chinese curse that wishes its victim may live in interesting times. It doesn’t matter that the curse isn’t Chinese or indeed that it isn’t that old – in fact, it can only be traced as far back as Neville Chamberlain’s father.

What matters is what the curse means. Framed ostensibly as a good wish for the recipient, it is actually an admonition to be careful...

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