At least seven US states sent trade delegations to the second annual trade fair, an event intended to encourage foreign companies to do business in China. Photo: Reuters

Economic ties between US states, China provinces touted as fix to spiralling cost of trade war

  • Representatives from at least seven US states at a massive trade event in Shanghai have stressed ‘subnational’ economic ties amid US-China trade war
  • Bilateral trade between the world’s two largest economies has nosedived in the 16 months since tariff battle began in July 2018
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At least seven US states sent trade delegations to the second annual trade fair, an event intended to encourage foreign companies to do business in China. Photo: Reuters
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Xi Jinping used his keynote address at the China International Import Expo to underline China’s commitment to opening up its economy. Photo: AFP

China will open market further in push to bring down global trade barriers, Xi Jinping tells import expo

  • China’s president has urged global leaders to bring down trade barriers and resist protectionism in a speech at the China International Import Expo
  • Xi’s comments come a day after the closing of the Canton Export Fair, at which export orders fell for the third year in a row amid the US trade war
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Xi Jinping used his keynote address at the China International Import Expo to underline China’s commitment to opening up its economy. Photo: AFP
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