‘More hardship’ for US consumers as trade war with China heats up, says Rice U. expert


Jeff Falk

‘More hardship’ for US consumers as trade war with China heats up, says Rice U. expert

HOUSTON — (Aug. 6, 2019) – As the trade war between the United States and China reaches new heights this week with more tariffs and the declaration by the U.S. Treasury Department that China is a currency manipulator, Rice University’s Steven Lewis, an expert on China, is available for interviews to discuss the rising tension.

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Lewis, who is professor in the practice, research fellow at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and associate director of Rice’s Chao Center for Asian Studies, said that together with putting military pressure on China in the region, the Trump administration seems to be demonstrating it will not back down.

“And with Chinese leaders vowing they will also not surrender, this spells more hardship for American consumers, especially lower-income families buying finished goods from China, and as well farmers, who have been told to expect a Chinese ban on American agricultural goods.”

To schedule an interview with Lewis, contact Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at jfalk@rice.edu or 713-348-6775.

The Baker Institute has a broadcast interview studio with a high-definition television uplink and an ISDN line for radio.


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Steven Lewis biography: www.bakerinstitute.org/experts/steven-w-lewis

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About Jeff Falk

Jeff Falk is director of national media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.