Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He and US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer bid farewell after trade talks between the two countries in Washington on Friday. Photo: EPA-EFE

Where did the US-China trade war talks take a turn for the worse?

  • Just two weeks ago, Beijing and Washington were on track for an agreement to end their tariff dispute. Then everything changed
Topic |   US-China trade war

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Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He and US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer bid farewell after trade talks between the two countries in Washington on Friday. Photo: EPA-EFE
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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
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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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