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US-China trade dispute will not dent LNG exports

President Donald Trump’s threatened trade war with China looks unlikely to hit fossil fuel exports from the US to the energy-hungry Asian superpower President Donald Trump’s threatened trade war with China looks unlikely to hit fossil fuel exports from the US to the energy-hungry Asian superpower.
By Peter Stewart 11 April 2018 0 30364
A cargo being loaded at the Sabine Pass plant in the US A cargo being loaded at the Sabine Pass plant in the US. (Cheniere)

A trade dispute between the United States and China kicked off in March when US President Donald Trump announced a 25% tariff on steel and aluminium imports from all countries except Canada and Mexico. Since then, the US has proposed additional tariffs on more than 1,300 Chinese goods from the aerospace, machinery, computer and medical industries – sparking threats of retaliatory tariffs from China.

The quarrel has erupted against the backdrop of China’s increasingly assertive profile on the world stage, which has triggered geopolitical tensions between...