US President Donald Trump meeting a delegation of Chinese trade envoys led by vice-premier Liu He in the Oval Office on February 22, 2019. Photo: AFP

China played the long game to see who ‘blinks first’ when US trade war spiralled out of control in 2018, central bank’s ex-adviser says

  • David Li Daokui, former member of Chinese central bank’s monetary committee, said US and China have had series of false starts in talks to avert trade war
  • Two sides need a monitoring mechanism and a protocol for regular dialogue, Tsinghua University professor Li said
Topic |   US-China trade war

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US President Donald Trump meeting a delegation of Chinese trade envoys led by vice-premier Liu He in the Oval Office on February 22, 2019. Photo: AFP
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While the US has done the heavy lifting in raising issues regarding trade and market access with China, other countries could stand to benefit from future trade relationships, said Dr Parag Khanna. Photo: Xinhua

US-China trade war reflection of shifting centre for global trade, author says

  • Europe, Southeast Asia stand to benefit from US-China conflict, according to Dr Parag Khanna
  • By not joining Trans-Pacific Partnership, the US could be cut out of growing Eurasian centre of trade, Khanna says
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While the US has done the heavy lifting in raising issues regarding trade and market access with China, other countries could stand to benefit from future trade relationships, said Dr Parag Khanna. Photo: Xinhua
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