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Asia Insight

US-China trade war weaponizes liquefied natural gas

Beijing turns to Russia and Iran, leaving Trump a void to fill

TAKESHI KUMON, Nikkei staff writer | China

TOKYO -- The U.S. and China seemed like a good match, at least in terms of liquefied natural gas supply and demand. Beijing was determined to clean up its smoggy air by shifting away from coal, and America had LNG to sell.

Then the trade war broke out.

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