Vice-Premier Liu He (third from the left) has been China's chief negotiator in the talks with the United States. Photo: AFP

China asks state media to pick battles carefully with long US trade war looming, sources say

  • Beijing tells government officials and state media outlets to refrain from generalising US into one single voice opposing China
  • China is preparing for a protracted economic and technological rivalry after US President Donald Trump further escalated the already strained relationship
Topic |   US-China trade war

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Vice-Premier Liu He (third from the left) has been China's chief negotiator in the talks with the United States. Photo: AFP
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Zhou Xin

Zhou Xin

Zhou Xin co-leads the political economy team at the Post. He mainly covers economic stories but also writes about Chinese politics and diplomacy. He has previously worked for Reuters and Bloomberg in Beijing.