Tariffs on US$250 billion of Chinese goods are set to increase from 25 to 30 per cent on Tuesday, while fresh duties of 15 per cent on US$160 billion of largely consumer products will go into effect on December 15. Photo: AFP

Dim prospects for deal as China and US resume trade war talks

  • Negotiators might find agreement on currency pact but bigger differences remain, observers say
  • New strains over Xinjiang and Hong Kong mean ‘tiny’ possibility of breakthrough is ‘even smaller’
Topic |   US-China trade war

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Tariffs on US$250 billion of Chinese goods are set to increase from 25 to 30 per cent on Tuesday, while fresh duties of 15 per cent on US$160 billion of largely consumer products will go into effect on December 15. Photo: AFP
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Vice-Premier Liu He will lead the Chinese delegation in Washington for talks with US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and US trade representative Robert Lighthizer. Photo: Reuters

China tones down expectations ahead of US trade war talks as Vice-Premier Liu He leads team to Washington

  • The 13th round of talks will take place this week, but a source says the Chinese delegation is already planning to cut short its stay in Washington by one night
  • The US is expected to raise tariffs on Chinese imports next week, while the issues surrounding Joe Biden and the Hong Kong protests also hang over the talks
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Vice-Premier Liu He will lead the Chinese delegation in Washington for talks with US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and US trade representative Robert Lighthizer. Photo: Reuters
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