The US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (left) and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (centre) will continue discussions with Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He (right). Photo: AP

The US-China trade war talks are back on but no high hopes for Xi-Trump deal at G20

  • Top Chinese and American negotiators expected to return to discussions in Osaka before bilateral summit
  • Observers say the best-case scenario is an agreement to halt further escalation of the conflict
Topic |   US-China trade war

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The US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (left) and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (centre) will continue discussions with Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He (right). Photo: AP
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Shi Jiangtao

Shi Jiangtao

A former diplomat, Shi Jiangtao has worked as a China reporter at the Post for more than a decade. He's interested in political, social and environmental development in China.

Wendy Wu

Wendy Wu

Wendy Wu is a Beijing-based reporter focusing on international finance and diplomacy. Her journalism career spans a decade and she has been reporting for the Post since 2015. Wendy has a master's degree in finance from Germany's University of Freiburg.