The minister’s comments indicated China was preparing for a protracted trade war with the US, an analyst said. Photo: EPA-EFE

China’s hawkish new face in US talks Zhong Shan ‘shows Beijing is not close to a trade deal’

  • Commerce minister tells People’s Daily ‘US started this economic and trade dispute’ and that ‘we must make the best of the spirit of struggle’
  • Beijing is in no hurry to reach a deal, analyst says: ‘It looks like China is waiting to see what happens after the 2020 election’
Topic |   US-China trade war

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The minister’s comments indicated China was preparing for a protracted trade war with the US, an analyst said. Photo: EPA-EFE
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