Robert Delaney
Robert Delaney
Opinion

SCMP Columnist

On Balance by Robert Delaney

Mike Pence’s China speech is just a symptom of Donald Trump’s incoherent foreign policy, drowning out more rational voices

  • The vice-president gave two speeches in one: for those in the US who still don’t realise the trade war is hurting them, the other for the realists who know how global supply chains work

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Cary Huang
Cary Huang
Opinion

SCMP Columnist

Sino File by Cary Huang

US-China trade war: who wanted a deal the most? Just look at the concessions made by both sides

  • Washington offered one concession – deferring the October 15 tariff hikes – while Beijing backed down on US farm purchases, IP and tech transfers, financial market liberalisation, exchange-rate reform and an enforcement mechanism

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