Chinese media companies have been given strict instructions on what they can and cannot say about the trade war. Photo: Ricky Wong

Chinese media told to toe party line on trade war coverage, insiders say

  • Companies allowed to publish only comments made by commerce and foreign ministry spokespeople, news editor says
  • Beijing does not want to deliver ‘an overly nationalistic message’, person says
Topic |   US-China trade war

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Chinese media companies have been given strict instructions on what they can and cannot say about the trade war. Photo: Ricky Wong
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US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin (left) and US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer are seen outside the Office of the United States Trade Representative in Washington on Friday. Photo: AP

No resolution as US-China trade war talks end and Beijing delegation reportedly prepares to leave Washington

  • US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said negotiations had concluded for the day but still characterised them as constructive
  • After raising tariffs on US$200 billion of Chinese imports, USTR warns of new tariffs on another US$300 billion
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US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin (left) and US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer are seen outside the Office of the United States Trade Representative in Washington on Friday. Photo: AP
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