US trade representative Robert Lighthizer (left), Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He and US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin met in Beijing this week. Photo: Reuters

Donald Trump’s fair trade and intellectual property demands ‘good for China’, says economist Jin Keyu

  • London School of Economics associate professor sees trade war as bringing necessary external pressure on Beijing to promote changes
  • US trade representative Robert Lighthizer and US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin were in Beijing this week for talks with Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He
Topic |   China economy

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US trade representative Robert Lighthizer (left), Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He and US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin met in Beijing this week. Photo: Reuters
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Elaine Ying Ying Ly

Elaine Ying Ying Ly

Elaine Ly is the Post's leading studio host, presenting and producing interviews and video segments. She also manages the usage and daily operations of the studio.  Elaine has launched a female empowerment series where she interviews impactful and high-achieving women across Asia. She also reports on topics related to politics, tech and US-China relations.  She previously worked for CNN International's flagship global affairs interview program in London, Amanpour, as well as the NBC International Foreign Desk.  Elaine lived in London and Seoul before moving to Hong Kong.