The 90-day truce agreed by presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping is short in the realm of trade negotiation. Photo: AFP

Trade war truce may placate US, but changing China in 90 days is ‘wildly optimistic’

  • Reform of China’s IP rules that was already planned may offer the US a fortuitous win
  • State-owned ‘dinosaurs’ more entrenched than ever, with US demands for structural change to China’s economy looking unrealistic
Topic |   US-China trade war

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The 90-day truce agreed by presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping is short in the realm of trade negotiation. Photo: AFP
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