China has agreed to increase imports of US agricultural products over two years. Photo: EPA-EFE

Trade war: China’s trading partners wary of phase one deal, while analysts puzzle over US$200 billion import figure

  • Giant increase in China’s imports from the US would come at the expense of other trading partners, which are concerned at the prospect of phase one trade deal
  • Analysts say US$200 billion purchase agreement is mathematically possible, but wonder about long-term impact on trade and supply chains
Topic |   US-China trade war

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China has agreed to increase imports of US agricultural products over two years. Photo: EPA-EFE
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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.