Donald Trump’s stance on China is linked to his bid for re-election next year, experts said. Photo: Reuters

Donald Trump likely to keep squeezing China before 2020 election, US experts say

  • Strategy seems economically illogical at times because it is politically driven, according to experts at US-China trade and economics seminar
  • Potential ‘phase one’ trade deal would not necessarily ease US pressure on Beijing, they say
Topic |   US-China trade war

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Donald Trump’s stance on China is linked to his bid for re-election next year, experts said. Photo: Reuters
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Aides set up platforms before a group photo with members of US and Chinese trade negotiation delegations at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing in February. Photo: Reuters

Donald Trump and Xi Jinping may delay trade deal signing until December, at location outside US

  • Locations proposed by White House, including Iowa and Alaska, have been ruled out, and sites in Asia and Europe are being considered instead
  • US stocks slid on news that agreement could be pushed back
Topic |   US-China trade war

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Aides set up platforms before a group photo with members of US and Chinese trade negotiation delegations at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing in February. Photo: Reuters
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