Chinese President Xi jinping and US President Donald Trump may not meet again before a March 1 deadline to reach a deal in the trade war. Photo: Reuters

‘Still chance of a breakthrough’ in China-US trade war even if Donald Trump holds off on talks with Xi Jinping

  • Chinese and American officials meeting in Beijing next week might be able to hammer out an agreement in principle to stave off tariff rises, observers say
  • That’s despite Trump saying he is unlikely to meet Xi before a deal deadline
Topic |   US-China trade war

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Chinese President Xi jinping and US President Donald Trump may not meet again before a March 1 deadline to reach a deal in the trade war. Photo: Reuters
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Catherine Wong

Catherine Wong

Catherine Wong is a reporter with the South China Morning Post in Beijing, where she focuses on China’s diplomacy and defence policy.

Jodi Xu Klein

Jodi Xu Klein

Jodi Xu Klein is an award-winning business journalist with 20 years of experience. She joined the Post in 2017, after a decade based in the US reporting for The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg. She was part of the Time Magazine team that won the Henry R. Luce Award, breaking the China SARS story.