Trade talks interruptus; Cold War II?; Zhao Lijian

The mooted “phase one” US-China trade deal may not become reality any time soon. December 15 is the next big tariff deadline, and President Trump now says he likes “the idea of waiting until after the [2020]election for the China deal”.

Negotiations are still ongoing, and Trump looks to be negotiating in public by warning the Chinese side that if they w…

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