US trade representative Robert Lighthizer talks to China's Vice Premier Liu He during a meeting with US President Donald Trump at the White House. Photo: Reuters

‘Trade war fatigue’ weighing on US-China business ties, but few expect December tariff hike to take place

  • Businesses dependent on US-China trade have become fed up with the constant flow of mixed messages coming from the White House and its advisers
  • China watchers suggest that little has changed despite steady stream of commentary, with December 15 tariffs not expected to be enforced
Topic |   US-China trade war

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US trade representative Robert Lighthizer talks to China's Vice Premier Liu He during a meeting with US President Donald Trump at the White House. Photo: Reuters
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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.

Kristin Huang

Kristin Huang

Kristin Huang is a senior China reporter, who focuses on diplomacy and defence. She joined the Post in 2016 and previously reported for China Review News Agency. Kristin is interested in security in northeast Asia and China's growing military might.