Vice-Premier Liu He (right) led China’s negotiating team with the United States in Shanghai this week. Photo: AP

Donald Trump’s new trade war tariffs seen as attempt to force China’s hand in US talks

  • US president has threatened 10 per cent tariff on US$300 billion of Chinese goods from September 1, blaming Beijing for not buying American farm goods
  • Trade watchers suggest tariffs are less about agriculture and more of an attempt to force China’s hand in negotiations which resumed in Shanghai this week
Topic |   Donald Trump

TOP PICKS

Vice-Premier Liu He (right) led China’s negotiating team with the United States in Shanghai this week. Photo: AP
READ FULL ARTICLE
Finbarr Bermingham

Finbarr Bermingham

Finbarr Bermingham has been reporting on Asian trade since 2014. Prior to this, he covered global trade and economics in London. He joined the Post in 2018, before which he was Asia Editor at Global Trade Review and Trade Correspondent for the International Business Times.