The idea of long-term rivalry between the United States and China is becoming the consensus view in Beijing. Photo: AP

China scholars urge Beijing to sign trade war truce with Donald Trump, but get ready for a prolonged conflict

  • A group of Beijing scholars expect a trade deal to be reached by December 15, but foresee a prolonged battle between China and the United States
  • US tariffs have begun to take a toll on China, with the country’s headline gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate slowing to 6 per cent in the third quarter
Topic |   US-China trade war

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The idea of long-term rivalry between the United States and China is becoming the consensus view in Beijing. Photo: AP
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Washington and Beijing agreed in principle to a “phase one” trade deal last week, offering a temporary respite from a 15-month dispute. Photo: Reuters

US fears over economic damage from further tariffs on China accelerated mini-deal, says Trump’s ex-trade adviser

  • White House moving quickly to complete ‘phase one’ trade war deal due to economic damage further tariffs could cause both sides, says Clete Willems
  • Former lead trade negotiator says that ‘rising nationalism in US and China’ means comprehensive deal will not happen any time soon
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Washington and Beijing agreed in principle to a “phase one” trade deal last week, offering a temporary respite from a 15-month dispute. Photo: Reuters
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