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What Companies Get Hit If Trump Aims Protectionism At China

If Washington cracks down on Chinese imports, Beijing is sure to respond in kind. Companies that would suffer include makers of everything from sneakers to semi-conductors.

HONG KONG — With the arrival of China-bashing Donald Trump as president in the White House, analysts are drawing up lists of winners and losers from any eruption of tensions between the world's top two economies.

It's still far from clear how plans will shape up under Trump, who on the campaign trail blasted trade deals with China that generated record U.S. deficits. What is clear: China will retaliate against any protectionist steps — not only are there reported contingency plans, but the historical example of measures against Japan when tensions flared in 2012.

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