Some analysts predicted an interim deal after the meeting between presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping, rather than an end to the trade dispute. Photo: AP

Ahead of Trump-Xi summit, China seen as having more to lose from prolonged trade war

  • Analysts say a temporary deal is likely at the Trump-Xi summit, but a more permanent solution could take a bit longer
  • But US would also lose if trade war leads to economic downturn
Topic |   China economy

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Some analysts predicted an interim deal after the meeting between presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping, rather than an end to the trade dispute. Photo: AP
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Jun Mai

Jun Mai

Jun Mai is an award-winning journalist covering China's political and social news. He writes about China's elite politics, general policies and social activism. He is currently based in Beijing.

Robert Delaney

Robert Delaney

Robert Delaney is the Post’s North America bureau chief. He spent 11 years in China as a language student and correspondent for Dow Jones Newswires and Bloomberg, and continued covering the country as a correspondent and an academic after leaving. His debut novel, The Wounded Muse, draws on actual events that played out in Beijing while he lived there.

Frank Tang

Frank Tang

Frank Tang joined the SCMP in 2016 after a decade of China economy coverage and government policy analysis.

Finbarr Bermingham

Finbarr Bermingham

Finbarr Bermingham has been reporting on Asian trade since 2014. Prior to this, he covered global trade and economics in London. He joined the Post in 2018, before which he was Asia Editor at Global Trade Review and Trade Correspondent for the International Business Times.