Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He signed a partial trade agreement with US President Donald Trump on Wednesday. Photo: AP

China Vice-Premier Liu He rejects Trump’s suggestion of immediate phase two talks, calling idea ‘unwise’

  • Vice-Premier Liu He has told Chinese media it would be foolish to chase a phase two trade deal with the United States when the ink on phase one is not yet dry
  • Liu’s comments diverged from those of US President Donald Trump, who has said the next stage of trade negotiations would start soon
Topic |   US-China trade war

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Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He signed a partial trade agreement with US President Donald Trump on Wednesday. Photo: AP
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Orange Wang

Orange Wang

Orange Wang covers the Chinese macroeconomy, and has many years of experience with China's monetary and fiscal policy moves. He also covered global market and financial news for a long time, with a particular focus on new technologies and their influences on economic growth and society. Before joining the South China Morning Post, Orange worked as a Shanghai Correspondent for ET Net, a Hong Kong financial news agency.