A cargo ship loaded with containers makes its way at a port in Qingdao in China's eastern Shandong province on January 14, 2020. Photo: AFPA cargo ship loaded with containers makes its way at a port in Qingdao in China's eastern Shandong province on January 14, 2020. Photo: AFP
A cargo ship loaded with containers makes its way at a port in Qingdao in China's eastern Shandong province on January 14, 2020. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: China urged to delay purchase elements of US trade deal as outbreak rocks economy

  • State-backed economists in Beijing warn coronavirus outbreak may restrict demand for purchases and urged China to request delay
  • Large swathes of China on lockdown meaning trade has been hampered and logistics slowed to a snail’s pace

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A cargo ship loaded with containers makes its way at a port in Qingdao in China's eastern Shandong province on January 14, 2020. Photo: AFPA cargo ship loaded with containers makes its way at a port in Qingdao in China's eastern Shandong province on January 14, 2020. Photo: AFP
A cargo ship loaded with containers makes its way at a port in Qingdao in China's eastern Shandong province on January 14, 2020. Photo: AFP
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