Sources have said the US negotiating team has tempered demands that China curb industrial subsidies as a condition for a deal to end the trade war. Photo: AFP

US may back down on trade talks push for China to axe subsidies

  • Sources say strong resistance from Beijing has prompted a retreat on a key condition for ending the trade war
  • Focus is now on areas where Washington demands are considered more achievable
Topic |   US-China trade war

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Sources have said the US negotiating team has tempered demands that China curb industrial subsidies as a condition for a deal to end the trade war. 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
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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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