US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and People’s Bank of China governor Yi Gang. Photo: Handout

China has ‘tremendous’ policy room if US trade war worsens, central bank governor says

  • People’s Bank of China governor Yi Gang is set to meet US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in Japan over the weekend
  • The first meeting since the trade talks fell apart last month could pave the way for a meeting between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping at the end of June
Topic |   China economy

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US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and People’s Bank of China governor Yi Gang. Photo: Handout
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Chinese president Xi Jinping and US counterpart Donald Trump could meet at the G20 leaders summit in Osaka on June 28-29. Photo: Reuters

US-China trade war talks collapsed due to ‘culture gap’ in understanding of law, professor says

  • Chen Zhiwu, director of the Asia Global Institute in Hong Kong, offers fresh perspective to understand how Chinese and American officials failed to reach a deal
  • Chinese team, led by Vice-Premier Liu He, is largely made up of economists, while the US team is led by experienced lawyer Robert Lighthizer
Topic |   US-China trade war

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Chinese president Xi Jinping and US counterpart Donald Trump could meet at the G20 leaders summit in Osaka on June 28-29. Photo: Reuters
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