Chinese President Xi Jinping and US counterpart Donald Trump sit down with their delegations over a working dinner at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, last weekend. Photo: AP

Washington’s silence on Taiwan in trade war talks speaks volumes about desire for deal with Beijing

  • Analysts say US move a ‘friendly gesture’ in crucial 90-day period
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Chinese President Xi Jinping and US counterpart Donald Trump sit down with their delegations over a working dinner at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, last weekend. Photo: AP
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Lawrence Chung

Lawrence Chung

Lawrence Chung covers major news in Taiwan, ranging from presidential and parliament elections to killer earthquakes and typhoons. Most of his reports focus on Taiwan’s relations with China, specifically on the impact and possible developments of cross-strait relations under the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party and mainland-friendly Kuomintang governments. Before starting work at the South China Morning Post in 2006, he wrote for Reuters and AFP for more than 12 years.