The coronavirus outbreak in the central Chinese city of Wuhan has put strain on the US-China relationship. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus creates new cracks in US-China relations, as crucial phase one deadline looms

  • The clock is ticking on the February 14 deadline by which the phase one trade deal must be implemented in full
  • Some trade watchers say coronavirus outbreak gives Beijing leeway to implement terms, with much of China’s trade infrastructure at a standstill
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The coronavirus outbreak in the central Chinese city of Wuhan has put strain on the US-China relationship. Photo: AFP
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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.