Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He and US President Donald Trump, after signing the phase one trade deal at the White House on January 15. Photo: EPA-EFE
Neal Kimberley
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Neal Kimberley

As the coronavirus batters economies around the world, the odds of China meeting its US trade deal obligations are slim

  • Even if Beijing is able to get its industries back on track quickly, other countries may no longer be in a position to buy goods as they did before the pandemic
  • China may meet its targets for agricultural purchases, but doing so in other areas will be challenging
Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He and US President Donald Trump, after signing the phase one trade deal at the White House on January 15. Photo: EPA-EFE
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