If we think the trade war is being rough on our markets, just take a look at China. The country’s benchmark Shanghai Index is down 22% since its peak in January, and the yuan is dropping as well. In addition to Trump’s rhetoric and the threat of a trade war, China is also seeing weakening domestic economic data.
FINSUM: China is a lot more exposed to the trade war than the US. It has less broad and deep financial markets, so there are not as many places for investors to hide, and its economy is much more export-reliant, making it more vulnerable to tariffs.