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The Edge Singapore8/23/2019 07:00 AM GMT+08  • 7 min read
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SINGAPORE (Aug 26): “This is a trade war that should have taken place a long time ago. Somebody had to do it. I am the chosen one.” — US President Donald Trump on the ongoing trade war with China.
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SINGAPORE (Aug 26): “This is a trade war that should have taken place a long time ago. Somebody had to do it. I am the chosen one.”US President Donald Trump on the ongoing trade war with China.

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