China's Vice-Premier Liu He and US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer turn during a meeting with President Donald Trump in February. Tariff-focused negotiations will only produce discussions at cross-purposes. Photo: ReutersChina's Vice-Premier Liu He and US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer turn during a meeting with President Donald Trump in February. Tariff-focused negotiations will only produce discussions at cross-purposes. Photo: Reuters
China's Vice-Premier Liu He and US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer turn during a meeting with President Donald Trump in February. Tariff-focused negotiations will only produce discussions at cross-purposes. Photo: Reuters
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Inside Out by David Dodwell

Why the 13th round of US-China trade war talks may well be unlucky for some

  • Far from making America great, Trump’s tariffs have brought US manufacturing to its knees and failed to address the challenges of doing business in China. Going down that road will only produce a deal of little substance

China's Vice-Premier Liu He and US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer turn during a meeting with President Donald Trump in February. Tariff-focused negotiations will only produce discussions at cross-purposes. Photo: ReutersChina's Vice-Premier Liu He and US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer turn during a meeting with President Donald Trump in February. Tariff-focused negotiations will only produce discussions at cross-purposes. Photo: Reuters
China's Vice-Premier Liu He and US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer turn during a meeting with President Donald Trump in February. Tariff-focused negotiations will only produce discussions at cross-purposes. Photo: Reuters
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