US President Donald Trump, pictured with Chinese leader Xi Jinping, says he will be much tougher on Beijing if China’s negotiators continue to delay a trade deal. Photo: Reuters

US-China trade talks: Donald Trump says trade deal may need to wait until after US election

  • ‘The biggest problem to a trade deal is China would just love [it] if I got defeated so they could deal with somebody like Elizabeth Warren or Sleepy Joe Biden’
  • But ‘when I win, the deal that they get will be much tougher than what we are negotiating now’, he says in series of tweets
Topic |   US-China trade war

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US President Donald Trump, pictured with Chinese leader Xi Jinping, says he will be much tougher on Beijing if China’s negotiators continue to delay a trade deal. Photo: Reuters
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The US team are staying at the Hyatt on the Bund hotel in Shanghai. Photo: AFP

US-China trade talks kick off in Shanghai with little fanfare

  • There were few visible signs of negotiations in Shanghai on Tuesday, as officials started first face-to-face talks since May
  • Expectations low on both sides over the outcome, with state media evoking spirit of Richard Nixon’s Shanghai visit in 1972
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The US team are staying at the Hyatt on the Bund hotel in Shanghai. Photo: AFP
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