US pork producers say they are losing US$8 per animal because of the dispute with China. Photo: Bloomberg

‘From bad to worse’: tariff-hit US farmers urge Donald Trump to settle trade war

  • Calls from agricultural groups to break stalemate through deals with China and Mexico or prioritising markets elsewhere
  • Pig farmers push for speedier settlement while soybean farmers have ‘no hope of making any money’
Topic |   US-China trade war

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US pork producers say they are losing US$8 per animal because of the dispute with China. Photo: Bloomberg
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Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He (centre) in Washington last week for trade talks. Photo: EPA-EFE

China vows to fight ‘to the end’ as it raises tariffs on US$60 billion of US goods in trade war escalation

  • Ministry of Finance says the move, with duties to rise to ‘25, 20 and 10 per cent’, is a response to ‘unilateralism and trade protectionism’
  • Announcement follows US President Donald Trump’s warning that Beijing should not retaliate for US tariff increases
Topic |   US-China trade war

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Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He (centre) in Washington last week for trade talks. Photo: EPA-EFE
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