Xi Jinping may be able to weather the trade war better than Donald Trump, a former Trump official said. Photo: AP

Former Donald Trump official hopes for US-China trade deal, but says Beijing can afford to wait

  • Susan Thornton says Washington must return to diplomacy and rescue deal
  • State Department veteran says pressure will hit Donald Trump before Xi Jinping
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Xi Jinping may be able to weather the trade war better than Donald Trump, a former Trump official said. Photo: AP
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Kinling Lo

Kinling Lo

Kinling Lo is a China reporter covering diplomacy and society news for the Post. She joined the team in 2016 as a cadet reporter.