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Trump risks prompting China financial shock

Knocking Beijing -- and Xi -- off balance would boomerang back to the US

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U.S. President Donald Trump's trade policies threaten to hasten China's "Minsky moment," a debt-triggered economic crisis.   © Reuters

Donald Trump should be careful what he wishes for as he shoulder-checks China's economy.

Some might go for a poking-the-dragon metaphor here. But the U.S. president is not provoking the second-biggest economy so much as tackling it in ways sure to leave America winded and, ultimately, disabled.

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