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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Teddy Ng

Teddy Ng

Teddy Ng joined the Post’s China desk in 2011, focusing on the nation’s foreign affairs. He is now deputy editor of the section.

Jodi Xu Klein

Jodi Xu Klein

Jodi Xu Klein is an award-winning business journalist with 20 years of experience. She joined the Post in 2017, after a decade based in the US reporting for The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg. She was part of the Time Magazine team that won the Henry R. Luce Award, breaking the China SARS story.