Chen Deming, who headed China’s Ministry of Commerce in Beijing from 2007 to 2013, was speaking at “China Conference USA: Competition or Cooperation?” on Tuesday, the first event hosted by the South China Morning Post in New York. Photo: SCMP Pictures Chen Deming, who headed China’s Ministry of Commerce in Beijing from 2007 to 2013, was speaking at “China Conference USA: Competition or Cooperation?” on Tuesday, the first event hosted by the South China Morning Post in New York. Photo: SCMP Pictures
Chen Deming, who headed China’s Ministry of Commerce in Beijing from 2007 to 2013, was speaking at “China Conference USA: Competition or Cooperation?” on Tuesday, the first event hosted by the South China Morning Post in New York. Photo: SCMP Pictures

US-China trade war

exclusive | China, US decoupling ‘unthinkable’ says former commerce minister

  • Chen Deming, who headed the Ministry of Commerce in Beijing, hit back at the idea the ongoing trade war could force the world’s two largest economies to disengage
  • His speech in New York came five days before US tariffs on US$156 billion of Chinese products are set to come into force

Topic |   US-China trade war
Chen Deming, who headed China’s Ministry of Commerce in Beijing from 2007 to 2013, was speaking at “China Conference USA: Competition or Cooperation?” on Tuesday, the first event hosted by the South China Morning Post in New York. Photo: SCMP Pictures Chen Deming, who headed China’s Ministry of Commerce in Beijing from 2007 to 2013, was speaking at “China Conference USA: Competition or Cooperation?” on Tuesday, the first event hosted by the South China Morning Post in New York. Photo: SCMP Pictures
Chen Deming, who headed China’s Ministry of Commerce in Beijing from 2007 to 2013, was speaking at “China Conference USA: Competition or Cooperation?” on Tuesday, the first event hosted by the South China Morning Post in New York. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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