Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He and US President Donald Trump shake hands after signing phase one of the US-China trade agreement during a ceremony at the White House in Washington on January 15. Photo: Reuters Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He and US President Donald Trump shake hands after signing phase one of the US-China trade agreement during a ceremony at the White House in Washington on January 15. Photo: Reuters
Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He and US President Donald Trump shake hands after signing phase one of the US-China trade agreement during a ceremony at the White House in Washington on January 15. Photo: Reuters
Neal Kimberley
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Neal Kimberley

Even as coronavirus-related barbs fly, it’s crucial that the US-China phase one trade deal holds fast

  • While it will be tough for Beijing to meet its overall purchasing commitments under the trade deal within two years, it is in the interest of both China and the US to avoid economic decoupling

Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He and US President Donald Trump shake hands after signing phase one of the US-China trade agreement during a ceremony at the White House in Washington on January 15. Photo: Reuters Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He and US President Donald Trump shake hands after signing phase one of the US-China trade agreement during a ceremony at the White House in Washington on January 15. Photo: Reuters
Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He and US President Donald Trump shake hands after signing phase one of the US-China trade agreement during a ceremony at the White House in Washington on January 15. Photo: Reuters
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