Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He and US President Donald Trump at the January 15 signing ceremony for the phase-one trade deal. Analysts say one way to increase US-China cooperation on the pandemic would be to roll back tariffs that still exist on Chinese exports. Photo: Shealah Craighead/White House via dpa Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He and US President Donald Trump at the January 15 signing ceremony for the phase-one trade deal. Analysts say one way to increase US-China cooperation on the pandemic would be to roll back tariffs that still exist on Chinese exports. Photo: Shealah Craighead/White House via dpa
Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He and US President Donald Trump at the January 15 signing ceremony for the phase-one trade deal. Analysts say one way to increase US-China cooperation on the pandemic would be to roll back tariffs that still exist on Chinese exports. Photo: Shealah Craighead/White House via dpa

Coronavirus: ex-US officials urge rolling back tariffs as one way to improve China cooperation on pandemic

  • ‘We are not doing our own economies … any favours by having a trade war in place after this pandemic is over,’ a former commerce secretary says
  • Still, some administration officials and legislators contend the crisis supports further disengagement from China

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He and US President Donald Trump at the January 15 signing ceremony for the phase-one trade deal. Analysts say one way to increase US-China cooperation on the pandemic would be to roll back tariffs that still exist on Chinese exports. Photo: Shealah Craighead/White House via dpa Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He and US President Donald Trump at the January 15 signing ceremony for the phase-one trade deal. Analysts say one way to increase US-China cooperation on the pandemic would be to roll back tariffs that still exist on Chinese exports. Photo: Shealah Craighead/White House via dpa
Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He and US President Donald Trump at the January 15 signing ceremony for the phase-one trade deal. Analysts say one way to increase US-China cooperation on the pandemic would be to roll back tariffs that still exist on Chinese exports. Photo: Shealah Craighead/White House via dpa
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