US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks during an interview in New York on Friday. Photo: Bloomberg

Nancy Pelosi wants US to be tougher on China than Donald Trump by aligning with EU to pressure Beijing on trade

  • House speaker says president weakened US position in trade war by alienating Europe with duties
  • US needs to go beyond using tariffs as a primary weapon and instead engage allies like EU, Pelosi argues
Topic |   US-China trade war

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US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks during an interview in New York on Friday. Photo: Bloomberg
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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

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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