How to end the U.S. — China trade war

The trade war appears to have eased in recent months with the U.S. administration pausing scheduled tariffs on China and vice versa. Even as Phase-One of an agreement is nothing more than a reversion back to their original positions — however acclaimed — the real challenge will be designing a trade agreement that addresses concerns on Chinese industrial policy and global needs as well as U.S. economic imperialism as illustrated in current and outdated IP laws.

Phase one of the trade agreement appears complete, with China also agreed to purchase $50 bn U.S…