Former US trade representative Charlene Barshefsky blames Beijing’s deviation from market principles and inaction by previous US administrations for helping to lead to the current impasse. Photo: Xinyan Yu Former US trade representative Charlene Barshefsky blames Beijing’s deviation from market principles and inaction by previous US administrations for helping to lead to the current impasse. Photo: Xinyan Yu
Former US trade representative Charlene Barshefsky blames Beijing’s deviation from market principles and inaction by previous US administrations for helping to lead to the current impasse. Photo: Xinyan Yu

exclusive | Former top US trade negotiator Charlene Barshefsky says China deviated from its commitments, paving way for trade war

  • Inaction by previous US administrations also helped lay the groundwork for the current impasse, Barshefsky says
  • Beijing’s state-run economic model ‘means that volatility will be a hallmark of China's relationship with the US and with other countries’

Topic |   US-China trade war
Former US trade representative Charlene Barshefsky blames Beijing’s deviation from market principles and inaction by previous US administrations for helping to lead to the current impasse. Photo: Xinyan Yu Former US trade representative Charlene Barshefsky blames Beijing’s deviation from market principles and inaction by previous US administrations for helping to lead to the current impasse. Photo: Xinyan Yu
Former US trade representative Charlene Barshefsky blames Beijing’s deviation from market principles and inaction by previous US administrations for helping to lead to the current impasse. Photo: Xinyan Yu
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