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Donald Trump didn’t get his wall, but he will get his trade war with China based on this week’s indictment against Huawei. The US government has charged the telecoms giant and its CFO, Meng Wanzhou, for conspiring to break sanctions with Iran and stealing robotic technology from the US division of T-Mobile. Trump held his own country to ransom with a 35-day government shutdown that cost an estimated $11bn. Now he’s turned to his other favourite pastime, trolling China. Having started a trade war last year, Trump and his securocrats want to prevent telecoms providers from using Huawei equipment, fearing they might be used to spy on Western powers. Huawei denies this, as it does claims that it is linked to the Chinese military. Chinese and American officials are meeting in Washington this week to reach an agreement before the Trump administration levies another $200bn in tariffs on Chinese imports. Some economists say the trade war does more to hurt US companies which, like most of th...

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