US President Donald Trump and Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He signed the phase one trade deal in January. Photo: EPA

Trade war: China announces tariff cuts as part of phase one deal despite coronavirus outbreak

  • China will cut a 10 per cent tariff to 5 per cent, and a 5 per cent tariff to 2.5 per cent in efforts to implement the phase one deal signed with the United States
  • The products covered include automotive and agricultural goods including pork, chicken, beef and soybeans, chemicals, crude oil, whiskey, and seafood
Topic |   US-China trade war

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US President Donald Trump and Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He signed the phase one trade deal in January. Photo: EPA
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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.

Cissy Zhou

Cissy Zhou

Cissy joined the SCMP in 2019. Prior to that, she has been a producer at BBC News and investigative reporter at CaiXin Media. She is interested in China's politics and economy.