A container ship unloads its cargo from Asia at the Long Beach port in California on August 1. Photo: AFP

US rushes to ready new China tariffs as firms say Donald Trump’s decisions ‘made with a tweet’ leave them no time to plan

  • American companies make last-ditch appeal to be spared from latest round of duties
  • US Trade Representative Lighthizer under pressure to revise initial list targeting more than 3,800 Chinese product lines
Topic |   US-China trade war

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A container ship unloads its cargo from Asia at the Long Beach port in California on August 1. Photo: AFP
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Illustration: Kakuen Lau

For US and Chinese regional officials, economic summit was a chance to heal frayed ties. For the White House, it rang alarm bells.

  • The meeting was co-hosted by the US National Governors Association and a Chinese group thought to have ties to Beijing’s overseas propaganda wing
  • Conference brought together leaders and deputies from five US states, the Chinese provinces of Shaanxi, Jiangxi and Gansu and the city of Chongqing
Topic |   US-China relations

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Illustration: Kakuen Lau
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