EU-China Tensions: Is it ‘looming trade war’ or just ‘tactical maneuvers’?

By Julie Inglese 

The European Union and China are at it again with a dispute over restrictions on trade. Beijing imposed an 11 percent tariff on high-performance stainless steel tubes being imported from Brussels. The European Union went to the World Trade Organization (WTO) to convince them to put a stop to the tariffs by claiming they do not follow WTO rules. The two countries have had several disputes over trading restrictions and there is still no compromise in sight.

DW has put together an interesting look at what the ongoing tensions mean.