Promised purchases of US soybeans could be in doubt as US tariffs loom. Photo: Reuters

US upping the ante but China ‘still has trade war cards it can play’

  • Beijing has several options to put the squeeze on Washington if new threatened tariffs come into effect, observers say
  • But China could be ‘too optimistic’ about riding out the storm
Topic |   US-China trade war

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Promised purchases of US soybeans could be in doubt as US tariffs loom. Photo: Reuters
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US President Donald Trump tweeted on Sunday that he intended to raise tariffs on US$200 billion worth of Chinese goods from 10 to 25 per cent. Photo: AFP

Beijing threatens to respond to US after Donald Trump repeats plan to keep trade war tariffs in place

  • US president accuses Beijing of attempting to negotiate with his political opponents to avoid having to make concessions
  • Trump tweets a day before Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He is to arrive in Washington for trade talks
Topic |   US-China trade war

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US President Donald Trump tweeted on Sunday that he intended to raise tariffs on US$200 billion worth of Chinese goods from 10 to 25 per cent. Photo: AFP
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