Chinese government workers prepare for the opening session of a round of trade talks between US and Chinese trade representatives at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing in February. There is no clear timeline for both sides to agree on an interim trade deal. Photo: Pool via Reuters Chinese government workers prepare for the opening session of a round of trade talks between US and Chinese trade representatives at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing in February. There is no clear timeline for both sides to agree on an interim trade deal. Photo: Pool via Reuters
Chinese government workers prepare for the opening session of a round of trade talks between US and Chinese trade representatives at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing in February. There is no clear timeline for both sides to agree on an interim trade deal. Photo: Pool via Reuters
Hao Zhou
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Hao Zhou

Why a delay to the US-China interim trade deal is the best possible outcome

  • Neither Xi nor Trump has run out of cards to play to secure the best possible deal for his side, but each will be careful to avoid scuppering the negotiations. More time spent ironing out the details will be time well spent

Chinese government workers prepare for the opening session of a round of trade talks between US and Chinese trade representatives at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing in February. There is no clear timeline for both sides to agree on an interim trade deal. Photo: Pool via Reuters Chinese government workers prepare for the opening session of a round of trade talks between US and Chinese trade representatives at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing in February. There is no clear timeline for both sides to agree on an interim trade deal. Photo: Pool via Reuters
Chinese government workers prepare for the opening session of a round of trade talks between US and Chinese trade representatives at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing in February. There is no clear timeline for both sides to agree on an interim trade deal. Photo: Pool via Reuters
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