US President Donald Trump signed the deal with Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Photo: EPA-EFE

China hails phase one trade war deal signing, with focus on strategic value over specific details

  • A Chinese translation surfaced eight hours after the deal was signed, with state media running supportive editorials with loose details of the phase one agreement
  • Liu He briefed reporters in Washington after the signing, saying the concessions made by China to the US would be available to other trading partners too
Topic |   US-China trade war

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US President Donald Trump signed the deal with Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Photo: EPA-EFE
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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.

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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.

Sidney Leng

Sidney Leng

Sidney Leng joined the Post in 2015 after spending a year and a half working for US media, including National Public Radio and Foreign Policy Magazine. He has been covering China's macroeconomic policies and financial regulations since 2016.