Beijing responded to the claim it had failed to buy American farm products with a list of purchases – including 130,000 tonnes of soybeans. Photo: AFPBeijing responded to the claim it had failed to buy American farm products with a list of purchases – including 130,000 tonnes of soybeans. Photo: AFP
Beijing responded to the claim it had failed to buy American farm products with a list of purchases – including 130,000 tonnes of soybeans. Photo: AFP

Trade war turns into blame game as China and US seek to shift global opinion

  • Beijing has changed its strategy after Donald Trump’s new tariff threat following lacklustre talks in Shanghai, according to observers
  • Both sides are trying to position themselves so they’re not seen ‘as the culprit that causes a global economic downturn’
Topic |   US-China trade war
Beijing responded to the claim it had failed to buy American farm products with a list of purchases – including 130,000 tonnes of soybeans. Photo: AFPBeijing responded to the claim it had failed to buy American farm products with a list of purchases – including 130,000 tonnes of soybeans. Photo: AFP
Beijing responded to the claim it had failed to buy American farm products with a list of purchases – including 130,000 tonnes of soybeans. Photo: AFP
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