China and the US are trying to find a resolution to their trade dispute but they still face major hurdles. Photo: AP

Trade deal will remain elusive if China feels threatened by US demands, analysts say

  • Washington wants an enforcement mechanism to ensure Beijing delivers on its economic reform pledges, but China prefers a softer approach
  • Both sides want a deal, but they also want to feel like they have won
Topic |   US-China trade war

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China and the US are trying to find a resolution to their trade dispute but they still face major hurdles. Photo: AP
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China’s electric carmakers have been heavily subsidised to encourage alternatives to pollution-producing petrol vehicles.

Why China’s subsidised state-owned enterprises anger US, Europe – and its own private companies

  • The electric car sector across the world relies on government support, but the help for state-owned firms to dominate Chinese market has met hostility
  • Revamping WTO agreement could address subsidies and disclosure, but China would have demands too – and may be unable to give up ideological attachment to SOEs
Topic |   US-China trade war

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China’s electric carmakers have been heavily subsidised to encourage alternatives to pollution-producing petrol vehicles.
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