US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (left) and Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He (right) spoke over the phone on Friday. Photo: AFP

US and China cite progress in trade war negotiations during phone call

  • Chinese commerce ministry cites ‘consensus on principles’ after Vice-Premier Liu He speaks with USTR’s Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Mnuchin
  • US side cites ‘progress in a variety of areas’
Topic |   US-China trade war

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US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (left) and Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He (right) spoke over the phone on Friday. Photo: AFP
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Donald Trump and Xi Jinping had hoped to reach a “phase one” trade deal at the Apec event. Photo: Reuters

How China will look elsewhere to push agenda after cancelled Apec summit in Chile hits hopes of US trade deal

  • Despite the cancellation of the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation meeting, the BRICS summit in Brazil will offer an alternative platform for Beijing
  • Both China and the US say that the cancellation of the event will not affect trade war negotiations
Topic |   US-China trade war

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Donald Trump and Xi Jinping had hoped to reach a “phase one” trade deal at the Apec event. Photo: Reuters
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