China’s top trade negotiator Vice-Premier Liu He met US President Donald Trump at the White House last month. Photo: Bloomberg

American business community in China lacks confidence in ‘phase one’ trade deal, AmCham chief says

  • Agreement ‘good for farmers’, but companies want to see structural changes to China’s business environment, says Tim Stratford, chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in China
  • US President Donald Trump more likely to use negotiations to support his political ambitions than American firms, he says
Topic |   US-China trade war

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China’s top trade negotiator Vice-Premier Liu He met US President Donald Trump at the White House last month. Photo: Bloomberg
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Catherine Wong

Catherine Wong

Catherine Wong is a reporter with the South China Morning Post in Beijing, where she focuses on China’s diplomacy and defence policy.

Orange Wang

Orange Wang

Orange Wang covers the Chinese macroeconomy, and has many years of experience with China's monetary and fiscal policy moves. He also covered global market and financial news for a long time, with a particular focus on new technologies and their influences on economic growth and society. Before joining the South China Morning Post, Orange worked as a Shanghai Correspondent for ET Net, a Hong Kong financial news agency.