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Trade war

Chinese shun American purchases as trade war stings

GM sales drop 15%, while tourists choose to go to Asia

DALIAN, China -- Chinese consumers are tightening their belts amid the global economic uncertainty created by the trade war with the U.S., avoiding American vacations and automobiles as President Donald Trump turns up the pressure.

"It feels like customers are staying away from U.S. brands," a manager at a General Motors dealership here said.

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