The US wanted “enormous” changes to Chinese law, according to international relations professor Shi Yinhong. Photo: Alamy

US accused of undermining trade talks by demanding ‘hundreds’ of changes to Chinese law

  • State Council adviser Shi Yinhong says America’s insistence on strong intellectual property protections is asking too much of Beijing
  • Chinese officials have started to think ‘no deal is better than a bad deal’ as the gap between the two sides continues to widen
Topic |   US-China trade war

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The US wanted “enormous” changes to Chinese law, according to international relations professor Shi Yinhong. Photo: Alamy
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The Port of Tampa in Florida is putting its cargo-handling capacity to use on trans-Pacific services run by China Ocean Shipping. Photo: Alamy

Battered Chinese companies put American plans on hold as trade war rattles confidence in US

  • Survey mirrors downbeat sentiment of American businesses operating in China
  • While optimism is scarce, US think tank warns that trade war focus is skewed
Topic |   US-China relations

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The Port of Tampa in Florida is putting its cargo-handling capacity to use on trans-Pacific services run by China Ocean Shipping. Photo: Alamy
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