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China is increasing its aggressive trade rhetoric against the United States as the trade war between the two countries continues. China’s government controlled media has been able to prompt support for the idea that Chinese citizens should expect to make sacrifices for the common good as the trade conflict escalates.

In May, President Trump signed an executive order against Chinese tech company Huawei, citing a national security concern. However, conflicting messages from the administration suggests that Trump is exploiting the risk involved in the situation. However, Chinese dominance in materials such as rare minerals also poses a concern.

China’s retaliatory tariffs against the United States primarily targeted regions where support of President Trump was high. Such back and forth suggests the high level of pain each country could inflict on each other as the trade war continues.

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