A Chinese delegation visited Washington last week ahead of expected high-level talks next month. Photo: AFP

Donald Trump warned it’s ‘easier to negotiate nuclear weapons’ deals than trade pacts by former White House aide

  • Kenneth Lieberthal helped negotiate China’s accession to the World Trade Organisation and also helped defuse tensions after the Belgrade bombing in 1999
  • He joins other former negotiators in voicing concern over the chaotic approach adopted by the US president to reaching a deal to end the trade war with China
Topic |   US-China trade war

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A Chinese delegation visited Washington last week ahead of expected high-level talks next month. Photo: AFP
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Cars account for a third of Japan’s trade with the United States. Photo: Kyodo

US, Japan working towards signing trade deal but critics say Donald Trump’s offer violates WTO rules

  • Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his American counterpart will meet at the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Wednesday
  • Japan is set to cut duties on US farm products, but it is unclear if the US will guarantee not to impose punitive import duty on Japanese car imports
Topic |   Japan

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Cars account for a third of Japan’s trade with the United States. Photo: Kyodo
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