China and the United States have officially had nine round of talks to end the ongoing trade war, with the 10th set to take place in Beijing this week. Photo: AFP

Ahead of US-China trade talks, veteran negotiators warn that deals can often get lost in translation

  • Former trade negotiators from Office of the US Trade Representative discuss ‘making up words’ to get a deal over the line and ‘haggling over individual words’
  • Negotiators from the United States and China are believed to be closing in on a deal to bring an end to the US-China trade war
Topic |   US-China trade war

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China and the United States have officially had nine round of talks to end the ongoing trade war, with the 10th set to take place in Beijing this week. Photo: AFP
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Vice-Premier Liu He is China's lead negotiator in the trade talks with the United States. Photo: Bloomberg

Trade war with US could lead to economic ‘cold war’ for China, Beijing researchers say

  • ‘China’s Economic Security Outlook’ sees tit-for-tat tariff war with the US and the broad hostility as a major risk endangering China’s ‘economic security’
  • Beijing and Washington have conducted nine rounds of trade negotiations ahead of an eventual meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Donald Trump
Topic |   China economy

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Vice-Premier Liu He is China's lead negotiator in the trade talks with the United States. Photo: Bloomberg
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