Then US Treasury Secretary James Baker speaks to reporters at New York’s Plaza Hotel in September 1985 at the announcement of the Plaza Accord. Photo: AP
Then US Treasury Secretary James Baker speaks to reporters at New York’s Plaza Hotel in September 1985 at the announcement of the Plaza Accord. Photo: AP

China seeks to avoid fate of Japan in US trade war deal as heavyweight economists gather in Beijing

  • Mainland economists seek advice from Japanese scholars over trade war experiences after their economic stagnation of the 1990s
  • Beijing is worried that a currency deal with the United States could lead to its export engine losing steam

Then US Treasury Secretary James Baker speaks to reporters at New York’s Plaza Hotel in September 1985 at the announcement of the Plaza Accord. Photo: AP
Then US Treasury Secretary James Baker speaks to reporters at New York’s Plaza Hotel in September 1985 at the announcement of the Plaza Accord. Photo: AP
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