US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping last met in June at the G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan, after which they declared a trade war truce. Negotiations are scheduled for next month. Photo: AFP
Andy Xie
Opinion

Opinion

Andy Xie

US-China trade war: both sides have reason to compromise, but their differences remain intractable

  • China has its hands full with pork price inflation and Hong Kong unrest while Trump needs happy investors and farmers ahead of the presidential election
  • But as long as China can’t commit to structural economic reforms and the US won’t ease its tech war, any compromise will be limited

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US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping last met in June at the G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan, after which they declared a trade war truce. Negotiations are scheduled for next month. Photo: AFP
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