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Will the US-China trade war escalate after the initial truce period ending 24 February 2019?

US and China has gotten into a trade was during the Trump presidency. This trade war started with the US introducing 10% tariffs, and a threat of 25% tariffs planned to go in effect the 1st of January 2019.

The 25% in tariffs were delayed on the 1st of December 2018 after the G20 meeting between Trump and Xi where a temporary "truce" was declared.

As BBC wrote: "For this it has gained a 90-day reprieve, during which time both sides have pledged to ramp up talks."

The following Monday the markets rallied on the good news.


If the US still plans to increase tariffs (on any goods) during or after the truce period ending Thursday 24 February 2019 then this question resolves yes, otherwise no.

If the truce is extended, it will resolve negative.

We will only consider announcements made by US officials for resolution.

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