Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He talks to US President Donald Trump on April 4. Photo: Bloomberg
Aidan Yao
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Aidan Yao

No US-China trade deal any time soon unless two key obstacles are overcome

  • The disconnect between Trump and Xi and their negotiators means the groundwork laid in the trade talks may be negated when the leaders weigh in
  • Hardening political stances in the US and China also provide impetus for a continuing stalemate

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Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He talks to US President Donald Trump on April 4. Photo: Bloomberg
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Aidan Yao

Aidan Yao

Aidan Yao is senior emerging Asia economist at AXA Investment Managers. Prior to joining AXA IM, he was a senior financial market analyst at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority for two years. He started his career at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand in 2007, serving as an economist and later senior financial market analyst until late 2011. He holds a master degree in finance (2006) and a bachelor degree in economics and finance (2005) from the University of Otago (NZ). He is also a chartered financial analyst.