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Trade war

Trump unlikely to ease up on China as US prices hold steady

Despite limited impact so far, latest tariffs risk damaging American economy

China is in a weaker position in its trade tussle with the U.S. (Nikkei illustration)

TOKYO -- As the U.S. prepares to slap import duties on another $300 billion worth of Chinese products, expanding its tariff regime on goods from the country and shrugging off retaliation by Beijing, analysts said mainland manufacturers are becoming the main victims of the trade row.

U.S. President Donald Trump's antagonistic stance has resulted in retaliatory moves by China. Yet, analysts said China will suffer more than the U.S. in this prolonged trade war because of the goods that are being taxed.

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