Plans for Donald Trump and Xi Jinping to meet fell foul of the mass protests in Chile. Photo: AP

China stands firm on demand US lifts tariffs to reach trade war deal

  • Ministry of Commerce in Beijing insists that removing the levies is an ‘important condition’ for reaching agreement
  • US President Donald Trump warned earlier this week that he would make ‘substantial’ tariff increases if the two sides cannot resolve their dispute
Topic |   US-China trade war

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Plans for Donald Trump and Xi Jinping to meet fell foul of the mass protests in Chile. Photo: AP
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Smoke billows from a factory on the outskirts of Shenyang, northeast China's Liaoning province. Photo: Reuters

China ‘yet to hit bottom’ as economic downturn plumbed new depths in October

  • October’s data has dashed the hope that the worst is behind the Chinese economy, with analysts suggesting tougher times lie ahead
  • Trade war with the US is a major impediment to investment and manufacturing, with ‘phase one’ deal offering no more than ‘optimism’
Topic |   China economy

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Smoke billows from a factory on the outskirts of Shenyang, northeast China's Liaoning province. Photo: Reuters
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