US President Donald Trump talks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House on January 14. With the 2020 US presidential election looming, the Trump team won’t welcome an idea taking root that it is the US electorate and US firms that are actually footing the tariff bill in the trade war. Photo: Washington Post
Neal Kimberley
Opinion

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Macroscope by Neal Kimberley

Donald Trump needs a trade deal, China not so much – but Beijing may just be ready to settle, too

  • Neal Kimberley says the timing seems right for a deal between Washington, where worries about Trump’s 2020 prospects are beginning to bite, and Beijing, which can do without the distraction of a trade war as it focuses on economic reform at home

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US President Donald Trump talks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House on January 14. With the 2020 US presidential election looming, the Trump team won’t welcome an idea taking root that it is the US electorate and US firms that are actually footing the tariff bill in the trade war. Photo: Washington Post
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