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
Sean Randolph
Opinion

Opinion

Sean Randolph

As coronavirus strains US-China relations, ensuring ‘phase one’ trade deal works is crucial

  • With US-China relations at a low point and large-scale decoupling of the two economies a destabilising possibility, a pragmatic realignment of the agreement is the need of the hour

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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Sean Randolph

Sean Randolph

Sean Randolph is senior director at the Bay Area Council Economic Institute and a frequent writer on global business and economic issues (www.bayareaeconomy.org).