The new trade deal by US President Donald Trump (pictured on Monday) allows the US to veto trade deals made by Canada and Mexico – and could be used to isolate China economically. Photo: Reuters

China ‘threatened with isolation’ by veto written into US-Mexico-Canada trade deal

A clause allowing any member of the North American trio to effectively block each-other’s free-trade deals seems aimed at China and is expected to feature in future US trade agreements

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The new trade deal by US President Donald Trump (pictured on Monday) allows the US to veto trade deals made by Canada and Mexico – and could be used to isolate China economically. Photo: Reuters
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Lee Jeong-ho

Lee Jeong-ho

Lee Jeong-ho reports on China's diplomacy for the Post. He also covers East Asian security and defence stories. Before joining the Post he was with the South Korean Air Force and News1 Korea. He has a bachelor's degree in media and communications and Chinese studies from Sydney University and a master's of international studies in Chinese area studies from Seoul National University.

Keegan Elmer

Keegan Elmer

Keegan is a reporter at the Post covering China in world affairs, including US-China relations and China's relationship with its neighbours. He has degrees from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and the University of Helsinki.

Zhou Xin

Zhou Xin

Zhou Xin co-leads the political economy team at the Post. He mainly covers economic stories but also writes about Chinese politics and diplomacy. He has previously worked for Reuters and Bloomberg in Beijing.