Chinese observers suggested that Wilbur Ross may have lacked the authority to make agreements with the Chinese negotiators. Photo: Reuters

Why the White House’s approach to China trade talks may make it harder to reach a deal

Internal divisions may hamper chance of agreement while tariffs on close US allies could embolden China to take a tougher line

Topic |   US-China trade war

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Chinese observers suggested that Wilbur Ross may have lacked the authority to make agreements with the Chinese negotiators. Photo: Reuters
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