Chinese ambassador to Indonesia Xiao Qian has called on Southeast Asian countries to support the “global trade order” ahead of the G20 meeting in Osaka. Photo: Handout

China mobilises diplomats to drum up global support ahead of G20

  • Jakarta envoy latest ambassador making Beijing’s case for ‘global trade order’ ahead of Osaka meeting
  • US accused of abusing tariffs and acting against principles of market competition
Topic |   US-China trade war

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Chinese ambassador to Indonesia Xiao Qian has called on Southeast Asian countries to support the “global trade order” ahead of the G20 meeting in Osaka. Photo: Handout
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US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says Beijing’s non-intervention in foreign exchange markets might be the reason for the decrease in the value of the yuan. Photo: EPA-EFE

China is letting value of yuan slide to offset trade war tariffs, US Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says

  • Currency’s slump is not a coincidence and could be the result of Beijing not intervening in markets, politician says
  • Chinese firms are absorbing a large part of the tariff rise to prevent price increases being passed on to US consumers, he says
Topic |   US-China relations

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US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says Beijing’s non-intervention in foreign exchange markets might be the reason for the decrease in the value of the yuan. Photo: EPA-EFE
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