Hopes of a deal to end the trade war evaporated earlier this month, amid mutual recriminations, and no new talks have been scheduled since the 11th round ended on May 10. Photo: EPA

US ‘wholly responsible’ for lack of new trade war talks with China due to ‘contradictory’ statements

  • China’s Ministry of Commerce spokesman Gao Feng also questions the ‘sincerity’ of the United States after talks broke down at the start of May
  • US President Donald Trump said this week that the US ‘wasn’t ready’ to make a deal with China during a state visit to Japan
Topic |   US-China trade war

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Hopes of a deal to end the trade war evaporated earlier this month, amid mutual recriminations, and no new talks have been scheduled since the 11th round ended on May 10. Photo: EPA
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Vice-Premier Liu He (third from the left) has been China's chief negotiator in the talks with the United States. Photo: AFP

China asks state media to pick battles carefully with long US trade war looming, sources say

  • Beijing tells government officials and state media outlets to refrain from generalising US into one single voice opposing China
  • China is preparing for a protracted economic and technological rivalry after US President Donald Trump further escalated the already strained relationship
Topic |   US-China trade war

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Vice-Premier Liu He (third from the left) has been China's chief negotiator in the talks with the United States. Photo: AFP
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