Chen Deming speaking at the South China Morning Post’s China Conference in New York. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Trade war: China using talks to prevent relations with US spinning out of control, former minister says

  • China using trade talks to keep relations with US from spinning out of control amid an increasingly hostile bilateral atmosphere, says Chen Deming
  • But Beijing still strongly opposes US legislation on Hong Kong and Xinjiang and will enact retaliatory measures, former Chinese Commerce Minister says
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Chen Deming speaking at the South China Morning Post’s China Conference in New York. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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Zhou Xin

Zhou Xin

Zhou Xin co-leads the political economy team at the Post. He mainly covers economic stories but also writes about Chinese politics and diplomacy. He has previously worked for Reuters and Bloomberg in Beijing.

Robert Delaney

Robert Delaney

Robert Delaney is the Post’s North America bureau chief. He spent 11 years in China as a language student and correspondent for Dow Jones Newswires and Bloomberg, and continued covering the country as a correspondent and an academic after leaving. His debut novel, The Wounded Muse, draws on actual events that played out in Beijing while he lived there.