Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He (centre) meets US Senators David Perdue (left) and Steve Daines on Tuesday. Photo: Xinhua

China’s top negotiator Liu He urges 2 US senators to ‘deepen mutual understanding’ to resolve trade war

  • Two Republican lawmakers meet with the vice-premier and China’s top legislator Li Zhanshu, while trade talks remain on hold
  • No sign of whether anti-government protests in Hong Kong were discussed
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He (centre) meets US Senators David Perdue (left) and Steve Daines on Tuesday. Photo: Xinhua
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US President Donald Trump said that “if it weren’t for the trade talks, Hong Kong would be in much bigger trouble”. Photo: Reuters

China says Donald Trump’s attempts to use Hong Kong as ‘bargaining chip’ in US trade talks will fail

  • Commentary on state broadcaster says US president contradicted himself in latest remarks and that trade issues should not be politicised
  • Donald Trump on Friday claimed China’s response to anti-government protests had been restrained because it didn’t want to jeopardise trade talks
Topic |   US-China trade war

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US President Donald Trump said that “if it weren’t for the trade talks, Hong Kong would be in much bigger trouble”. Photo: Reuters
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