The US flag flies over a container ship unloading its cargo at the Port of Long Beach, California, in August. Photo: AFP

Donald Trump’s team rushes to find escape hatch for China tariffs as trade war goes on

  • Hoping to avoid further economic damage, US president’s top advisers are trying to resurrect terms they were previously negotiating with Beijing
  • Goal is to forestall October tariff increases and next round of tariffs expected to take effect in December
Topic |   US-China trade war

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The US flag flies over a container ship unloading its cargo at the Port of Long Beach, California, in August. Photo: AFP
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Donald Trump said he had delayed the tariff rise at the request of China’s Vice-Premier Liu He, pictured with him during previous White House talks in April. Photo: AFP

Donald Trump’s tariff delay ‘adds momentum’ before trade talks – but is a deal likely?

  • Analysts split on whether gestures from United States and China have brought a trade agreement closer
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Donald Trump said he had delayed the tariff rise at the request of China’s Vice-Premier Liu He, pictured with him during previous White House talks in April. Photo: AFP
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