In what has been dubbed Trump’s made-for-TV trade war, his unpredictable behaviour has done nothing to shorten it. Photo: AFP In what has been dubbed Trump’s made-for-TV trade war, his unpredictable behaviour has done nothing to shorten it. Photo: AFP
In what has been dubbed Trump’s made-for-TV trade war, his unpredictable behaviour has done nothing to shorten it. Photo: AFP
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Unpredictable Trump is obstacle to reaching an interim trade deal

  • A ‘phase one’ pact that defuses tension is a necessary step forward, but that requires both Washington and Beijing to take a pragmatic approach

In what has been dubbed Trump’s made-for-TV trade war, his unpredictable behaviour has done nothing to shorten it. Photo: AFP In what has been dubbed Trump’s made-for-TV trade war, his unpredictable behaviour has done nothing to shorten it. Photo: AFP
In what has been dubbed Trump’s made-for-TV trade war, his unpredictable behaviour has done nothing to shorten it. Photo: AFP
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