Donald Trump surprised Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He at a White House meeting in February when he told US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (right) that he was “not a fan of MOUs”. Photo: Reuters

Beyond the trade war fire and fury, Chinese and US officials look for chance to reopen talks

  • While Donald Trump and Chinese officials send out mixed messages, observers suggest they are exploring ways to get negotiations back on track
  • Sources familiar with the talks warn progress is likely to be slow and lift the lid on how a near-agreement melted away back in February
Topic |   US-China relations

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Donald Trump surprised Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He at a White House meeting in February when he told US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (right) that he was “not a fan of MOUs”. Photo: Reuters
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