Why trade war with US has sparked a thaw in China’s relations with long-time rival Japan
US - China Trade War
US-China trade war: Why you should care - BBC News
Trade war, spies and sea clashes dominate 2018 US-China relations
Since January 22, 2018, China and the United States have been engaged in a trade war involving the mutual placement of tariffs. US President Donald Trump had declared in his campaign to fix China's "longtime abuse of the broken international system and unfair practices". In April 2018, the United States filed a request for consultation to the World Trade Organization in regard to concerns that China was violating intellectual property rights.