Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen is under pressure to show foreign policy achievements after losing two South Pacific diplomatic allies to China last month. Photo: EPA-EFE

Risking China backlash, Taiwan and Britain push ahead with free trade talks

  • Taiwan and Britain are looking to their deepen trade relationship, but opposition from China remains a major hurdle
  • Recent trade talks focused on access for British lamb exports, ways to boost cooperation in financial services and offshore wind power
Topic |   China economy

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Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen is under pressure to show foreign policy achievements after losing two South Pacific diplomatic allies to China last month. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Vice-Premier Liu He will lead the Chinese delegation in Washington for talks with US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and US trade representative Robert Lighthizer. Photo: Reuters

China tones down expectations ahead of US trade war talks as Vice-Premier Liu He leads team to Washington

  • The 13th round of talks will take place this week, but a source says the Chinese delegation is already planning to cut short its stay in Washington by one night
  • The US is expected to raise tariffs on Chinese imports next week, while the issues surrounding Joe Biden and the Hong Kong protests also hang over the talks
Topic |   US-China trade war

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Vice-Premier Liu He will lead the Chinese delegation in Washington for talks with US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and US trade representative Robert Lighthizer. Photo: Reuters
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