US President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House on Tuesday. Photo: AFP

Donald Trump says he might let March 1 deadline for new China tariffs ‘slide’ if trade war deal is near

  • Trump says the US has a big team in China trying to reach a trade agreement and Beijing very much wants to make a deal
  • ‘I could see myself letting that slide,’ he said of the deadline to raise US tariffs on US$200 billion of Chinese goods to 25 per cent
Topic |   US-China trade war

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US President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House on Tuesday. Photo: AFP
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Owen Churchill

Owen Churchill

Owen joined the Post as US correspondent in 2018 after several years working as a reporter and editor in China. He covers US-China relations, trade, and wider issues concerning China's global presence. A co-founder of the Shanghai-based news outlet Sixth Tone, he is an alumnus of London's School of Oriental and African Studies and Fudan University in Shanghai.

Sarah Zheng

Sarah Zheng

Sarah Zheng joined the Post as a reporter in 2016. She graduated from Tufts University with a degree in international relations and film and media studies. She reports on China's foreign policy.