US President Donald Trump takes part in a meeting with China's Vice Premier Liu He in the White House on February 22. Beijing knows, following the conclusion of the Mueller report, that Trump’s chances of re-election have risen, creating increased incentive for an agreement. Photo: AFP
Andrew Hammond
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Andrew Hammond

China and Donald Trump both want a trade agreement soon, but it’s far from a done deal

  • With Trump riding high after the Mueller report, he and China see a need to strike a deal soon. But the US president faces pressure at home to stay tough, and has proven willing to walk away before

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US President Donald Trump takes part in a meeting with China's Vice Premier Liu He in the White House on February 22. Beijing knows, following the conclusion of the Mueller report, that Trump’s chances of re-election have risen, creating increased incentive for an agreement. Photo: AFP
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