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Trade war

Trade war fuels export bonanza as China opts for Japanese cars

New tariffs and anti-Americanism push consumers away from US products

Newly manufactured Honda Motor vehicles await export in Yokohama. Chinese consumers are favoring Japanese cars over U.S. autos amid the tariff feud.    © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japan logged record exports to China for the month of July as tariffs on American cars begin to steer Chinese consumers toward Japanese autos, but further escalation of the trade war could offset this profitable side effect.

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