The phase one trade deal’s lead negotiators, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He, spoke by phone on Tuesday. Photo: AP The phase one trade deal’s lead negotiators, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He, spoke by phone on Tuesday. Photo: AP
The phase one trade deal’s lead negotiators, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He, spoke by phone on Tuesday. Photo: AP

US-China trade war: both sides cling to phase one deal as wider relationship crumbles

  • US President Donald Trump needs China to keep buying farm goods covered under the agreement to stand a chance at re-election in November, an analysis shows
  • ‘Beijing wants to keep the trade deal alive at all costs’ to stop broader ties with the United States from completely collapsing, economic consultancy says

Topic |   US-China relations
The phase one trade deal’s lead negotiators, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He, spoke by phone on Tuesday. Photo: AP The phase one trade deal’s lead negotiators, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He, spoke by phone on Tuesday. Photo: AP
The phase one trade deal’s lead negotiators, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He, spoke by phone on Tuesday. Photo: AP
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