US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer listens as Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He talks while they line up for a group photo at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing in February. Photo: AFP

China pressing Donald Trump to remove more tariffs ahead of ‘phase one’ trade deal signing

  • Beijing wants duties lifted in exchange for agreeing to buy up to US$50 billion worth of US farm goods within two years
  • US officials struggling over how to ensure China lives up to its side of deal, with reimposition of tariffs being considered as main enforcement mechanism
Topic |   US-China trade war

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US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer listens as Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He talks while they line up for a group photo at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing in February. Photo: AFP
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Discussions are continuing between China and the US over a venue for the signing of phase one of a trade deal between US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping. Photo: AFP

China, US are possible locations for Trump-Xi trade deal signing

  • Beijing open to various options as efforts continue to find new venue after Chile plans fall through
  • US president suggests US meeting, while Chinese foreign ministry says communications are continuing
Topic |   US-China trade war

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Discussions are continuing between China and the US over a venue for the signing of phase one of a trade deal between US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping. Photo: AFP
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