US President Donald Trump confirmed he will delay a planned increase in tariffs from 25 per cent to 30 per cent on US$250 billion of Chinese goods at the request of Vice-Premier Liu He. Photo: Reuters

China welcomes Donald Trump’s ‘goodwill’ act of postponing US tariff increase until after National Day

  • The American president confirmed a planned increase in tariffs from 25 per cent to 30 per cent on US$250 billion of Chinese goods will be delayed to October 15
  • The new levies were expected to take effect from October 1, but will now come before expected face-to-face trade talks in Washington
Topic |   US-China trade war

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US President Donald Trump confirmed he will delay a planned increase in tariffs from 25 per cent to 30 per cent on US$250 billion of Chinese goods at the request of Vice-Premier Liu He. Photo: Reuters
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Cheng Guoqiang was part of China’s agriculture negotiations team that led to the country joining the World Organisation in 2001. Photo: Dalian Commodities Exchange

China should continue using food imports as chip in US trade talks, says former leading agriculture negotiator

  • Cheng Guoqiang, a professor at Tongji University in Shanghai, says China should avoid over reliance on imports and rely mainly on domestic supplies to meet demand
  • American President Donald Trump has repeatedly charged that China has not lived up to its promises to buy large quantities of US farm products
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Cheng Guoqiang was part of China’s agriculture negotiations team that led to the country joining the World Organisation in 2001. Photo: Dalian Commodities Exchange
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