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Made in China: Trump re-election flags may get burned by his tariffs

The red, white and blue banners for US President Donald Trump’s second-term campaign are ready to ship, emblazoned with the words “Keep America Great!” But they are made in eastern China and soon could be hit by punitive tariffs of Trump’s own making as he ratchets up a rancorous trade dispute with Beijing.

Made in China: Trump re-election flags may get burned by his tariffs

The red, white and blue banners for US President Donald Trump’s second-term campaign are ready to ship, emblazoned with the words “Keep America Great!” (Source: Reuters)

Made in China: Trump re-election flags may get burned by his tariffs

But they are made in eastern China and soon could be hit by punitive tariffs of Trump’s own making as he ratchets up a rancorous trade dispute with Beijing. (Source: Reuters)

Made in China: Trump re-election flags may get burned by his tariffs

At the Jiahao Flag Co Ltd in Anhui province, women operate sewing machines to hem the edges of “Trump 2020” flags the size of beach towels, while others fold and bundle them for delivery. (Source: Reuters)

Made in China: Trump re-election flags may get burned by his tariffs

The factory has turned out about 90,000 banners since March, said manager Yao Yuanyuan, an unusually large number for what is normally the low season, and Yao believed the China-US trade war was the reason. (Source: Reuters)

Made in China: Trump re-election flags may get burned by his tariffs

The Trump administration has imposed tariffs on $34 billion worth of goods from China. After Beijing retaliated in kind, Washington announced levies on an additional $200 billion worth of products and threatened more, targeting potentially all of China’s exports to America - including flags. (Source: Reuters)

Made in China: Trump re-election flags may get burned by his tariffs

At about $1 apiece, the suppliers of the paraphernalia that will surround the Trump campaign can’t resist the low price offered by Yao’s factory. (Source: Reuters)

Made in China: Trump re-election flags may get burned by his tariffs

But Trump’s effort to wrest better trading conditions from China threatens Yao’s price advantage, and his hardline stance could eventually repel suppliers like Yao. (Source: Reuters)