Saving the special relationship

By Jacob Schindler

Trade tensions between the United States and China could cast a large shadow over the way that IP business is carried out by companies from both nations

The 10-minute phone call between President-elect Donald Trump and Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen last December was probably responsible for many collective hours of lost sleep among US business executives. In a post-election environment characterised by uncertainty, it was the clearest sign yet that the man whose campaign promises included a 45% tariff on Chinese goods and a crackdown on IP theft might be about to radically alter relations with China.

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