As part of any trade war deal, the US has been keen to attain better access to China’s lucrative energy market for its companies. Photo: Cheniere Energy

China needs it, the US has it, but why might a trade war energy deal not be the easy win it appears to be?

  • The US will soon be a net exporter of energy, while China is the world’s biggest importer, suggesting energy would be low-hanging fruit in a trade war deal
  • However, issues over energy security and market access complicate the dynamic, with China keen to maintain control over its domestic market
Topic |   China economy

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As part of any trade war deal, the US has been keen to attain better access to China’s lucrative energy market for its companies. Photo: Cheniere Energy
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