Donald Trump’s tariff war against China (and other parts of the globe) is not the first time the terms of trade have shaped China’s relationship with the West. In 1894, a cartoon appeared in the English magazine Vanity Fair, showing a bearded Briton dressed in green silk robes with a caption reading “Chinese customs”. It was a caricature of one of the most powerful figures of late 19th century China: the Inspector-General of the Maritime Customs Service, Sir Robert Hart.

via To see why Trump’s tariffs have hit a Chinese nerve, read history | This Week In Asia | South China Morning Post

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To see why Trump’s tariffs have hit a Chinese nerve, read history | This Week In Asia | South China Morning Post

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