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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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.