US President Donald Trump gestures during an event at the McCormick Place Convention Centre in Chicago on Monday. Photo: AFP

Donald Trump says phase one of China trade deal is ‘ahead of schedule’

  • ‘Probably we’ll sign it,’ US president says, ahead of meeting with Xi Jinping at Apec summit in Chile
  • Steven Mnuchin and Robert Lighthizer spoke with China’s Vice-Premier Liu He about deal on Friday and signalled progress in negotiations over weekend
Topic |   US-China trade war

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US President Donald Trump gestures during an event at the McCormick Place Convention Centre in Chicago on Monday. Photo: AFP
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A Chinese visitor takes pictures of Washington t-shirts at a tourism kiosk in the US capital. Photo: AP

US travel industry steps up efforts to win back Chinese tourism business lost to trade war

  • States and cities making big effort to attract affluent Chinese visitors and their spending power back to US shores
  • Tourism officials say tariff war between Washington and Beijing is doing damage to their industry
Topic |   US-China relations

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A Chinese visitor takes pictures of Washington t-shirts at a tourism kiosk in the US capital. Photo: AP
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