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