Bob Davis and Lingling Wei are award-winning journalists at The Wall Street Journal, and authors of a new book, Superpower Showdown: How the Battle Between Trump and Xi Threatens a New Cold War, which was published this month by Harper Business. The book describes in great detail the battle that was touched off soon after President Trump took office. And it ends with the sudden expulsion of Wei, an American journalist, along with other American journalists, from China. What follows is a lightly edited Q&A. Bob DavisIllustration by Lauren Crow Q: One of the curious things about your new book is that, in addition to being the tale of a high stakes trade war, you each have an interesting family background that, in some ways, made you the ideal partners to cover the trade war for The Wall Street Journal. Can you tell us a little about that? Davis: Our two stories represent something about the U.S.-China relationship in a remarkable kind of way. In my case, my father was a luggSubscribe or login to read the rest. Subscribers get full access to: Exclusive longform investigative journalism, Q&As, news and analysis, and data on Chinese business elites and corporations. We publish China scoops you won't find anywhere else. A weekly curated reading list on China from David Barboza, Pulitzer Prize-winning former Shanghai correspondent for The New York Times. A daily roundup of China finance, business and economics headlines. We offer discounts for groups, institutions and students. Go to our Subscriptions page for details.