Senior officials from the US and China will continue their trade negotiations in Beijing next week. Photo: AFP

China, US prepare for final push in trade talks, as dates set for Beijing, Washington meetings

  • US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will travel to Beijing next week as sides race against the clock to reach an agreement
  • But Washington’s demand for an enforcement mechanism remains a stumbling block, analysts say
Topic |   US-China trade war

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Senior officials from the US and China will continue their trade negotiations in Beijing next week. Photo: AFP
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Then US Treasury Secretary James Baker speaks to reporters at New York’s Plaza Hotel in September 1985 at the announcement of the Plaza Accord. Photo: AP

China seeks to avoid fate of Japan in US trade war deal as heavyweight economists gather in Beijing

  • Mainland economists seek advice from Japanese scholars over trade war experiences after their economic stagnation of the 1990s
  • Beijing is worried that a currency deal with the United States could lead to its export engine losing steam
Topic |   China economy

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Then US Treasury Secretary James Baker speaks to reporters at New York’s Plaza Hotel in September 1985 at the announcement of the Plaza Accord. Photo: AP
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