US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer is greeted by Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He ahead of resumed trade talks in Shanghai on Wednesday. Photo: EPA-EFE

China makes concession on US farm goods in ‘frank’ and ‘constructive’ talks

  • First meeting of Chinese and American negotiators for two months wraps up in Shanghai
  • For China, the urgency to end the tariff war has lessened, with the economic downturn not as serious as expected
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US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer is greeted by Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He ahead of resumed trade talks in Shanghai on Wednesday. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He (right) with US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (third left) and US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin (second left) in Shanghai. Photo: AP

China, US trade talks resume in Shanghai in shadow of Donald Trump’s angry tweets aimed at Beijing

  • US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin did not comment on the talks during a photo session with Vice-Premier Liu He
  • Trump complained that China has not been ‘coming through’ in terms of buying US farm products or making progress on a deal to end the year-long trade war
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Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He (right) with US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (third left) and US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin (second left) in Shanghai. Photo: AP
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