TINA or there is no alternative may help China stave off US president Donald Trump's attempts to undermine the factory-capital of the world.
That is despite well-deserved scepticism surrounding Trump's revelation on August 26 that officials in Beijing reached out to US trade officials seeking to return to the negotiating table.
These sort of positive noises have been followed by further bad news before. In the meantime, the fallout from the ongoing trade spat is affecting many countries, including Australia, Japan, Korea and others.
However, it's not bad news everywhere. Tired of waiting to see where the penny drops, many companies are...