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特朗普还会发动货币战吗?

圣芭芭拉—最近几周,特朗普政府抛出一系列公然对准中国的贸易和投资举措。显然,特朗普及其幕僚将中国视为美国的主要“经济敌人”。现在的问题是他们接下来是否会攻击越来越受欢迎的人民币。

目前,美国已经对钢和铝分别征收25%和10%的高额进口关税,这是特朗普个人在上个月月初就宣布要做的事。此后,美国政府授予一些盟国豁免权,并用这些关税作为与其他国家讨价还价的条件。

中国并不是美国钢和铝的主要供应国。但中国产能过剩一直压制着国际钢和铝的价格,损害了美国生产商的利益。因此,特朗普政府的目标是迫使中国大幅削减产量。

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