China and the US are still working on the details of an interim trade deal to end their trade war. Photo: AFP

Donald Trump’s threat to raise tariffs on Chinese goods just the ‘art of the deal’, analysts say

  • US president’s tough talk intended to ramp up the pressure on Beijing, observers say
  • But his comments that the two sides are close to a deal should be seen as a positive, former acting deputy US trade representative says
Topic |   US-China trade war

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China and the US are still working on the details of an interim trade deal to end their trade war. Photo: AFP
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US President Donald Trump speaking in New York on Tuesday. Photo: AP

China warned of ‘substantial’ trade war tariff increases by US President Donald Trump if deal is not reached

  • In a speech in New York, the US president reiterates that scheduled 15 per cent tariffs will be imposed on December 15 if a deal is not reached
  • Interim agreement expected to include a US pledge to scrap tariffs scheduled for December 15 on about US$156 billion worth of Chinese imports
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US President Donald Trump speaking in New York on Tuesday. Photo: AP
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