Despite Trump’s provocative tweet, China still sent chief negotiator Liu He to Washington. Liu came away from talks saying the apparent breakdown was “quite the opposite” and the Chinese side was cautiously optimistic. Photo: EPA-EFE
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China prepared for worst if its best fails to secure trade deal

  • Beijing could not give in to all US demands at recent talks out of concern for national dignity and matters of principle, so G20 may be last chance for the two leaders to meet ahead of an even more ferocious trade war

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Despite Trump’s provocative tweet, China still sent chief negotiator Liu He to Washington. Liu came away from talks saying the apparent breakdown was “quite the opposite” and the Chinese side was cautiously optimistic. Photo: EPA-EFE
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