Donald Trump is alienating Mexico — and the big winner could be China

President Donald Trump’s tough stance against Mexico could make it easier for China to become the country’s — and Latin America’s — top trade partner.

“The U.S. trade tensions with Mexico are putting the Mexican government on overdrive trying to find new export markets,” said Sean Miner, fellow at the Atlantic Council, a Washington-based think tank, who noted that 80 percent of Mexican exports go to the U.S. “Recently, China and Mexico have become closer. Clearly this is a consequence of the rising tensions.”

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