President Donald Trump does not want to take the risk, ahead of a re-election bid next year, of being blamed for a deal that is perceived as soft on China. He needs an agreement he can sell to his political base in rural states. Photo: AP
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US and China need each other and must reach deal on trade

  • As the latest threat by Donald Trump shows, obstacles to a settlement may be formidable, but it is paramount to the global economy that both sides come to an agreement

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President Donald Trump does not want to take the risk, ahead of a re-election bid next year, of being blamed for a deal that is perceived as soft on China. He needs an agreement he can sell to his political base in rural states. Photo: AP
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