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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Orange Wang

Orange Wang

Orange Wang covers the Chinese macroeconomy, and has many years of experience with China's monetary and fiscal policy moves. He also covered global market and financial news for a long time, with a particular focus on new technologies and their influences on economic growth and society. Before joining the South China Morning Post, Orange worked as a Shanghai Correspondent for ET Net, a Hong Kong financial news agency.

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.