Changyong Rhee, director of the IMF’s Asia and Pacific department, says a US-China trade deal “should be consistent with multilateralism, rather than bilateral”. Photo: AFP

China-US trade deal could threaten Beijing’s other trading partners, IMF says

  • Agreement ‘should be consistent with multilateralism, rather than bilateral’, IMF Asia-Pacific director Changyong Rhee says
  • China’s potential purchase commitments are already worrying its other trading partners, like Australia
Topic |   US-China trade war

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Changyong Rhee, director of the IMF’s Asia and Pacific department, says a US-China trade deal “should be consistent with multilateralism, rather than bilateral”. Photo: AFP
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Wendy Cutler, one of the Trans-Pacific Partnership’s chief negotiators, has urged US President Donald Trump to include American allies in trade negotiations. Photo: Bruce Yan

Donald Trump urged by former US official to include allies in US-China trade war deal

  • Former deputy acting US trade representative Wendy Cutler credits Trump’s tariffs with ‘bringing China to the negotiating table’
  • To get maximum benefit from trade deal with China, Trump should include allies like the European Union and Japan in negotiations, Cutler said
Topic |   US-China trade war

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Wendy Cutler, one of the Trans-Pacific Partnership’s chief negotiators, has urged US President Donald Trump to include American allies in trade negotiations. Photo: Bruce Yan
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