China and the US still have some fundamental problems to resolve before they can reach a trade deal, observers say. Photo: AFP

US-China interim trade deal hamstrung by fundamental differences, experts say

  • Two sides ‘not on the same page’ on issues such as the removal of tariffs, researcher says
  • Beijing will not buy agricultural goods it may not need ‘and definitely will not agree to it being written into a deal’, academic says
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China and the US still have some fundamental problems to resolve before they can reach a trade deal, observers say. Photo: AFP
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Amanda Lee

Amanda Lee

Beijing-based correspondent Amanda Lee covers markets and the economy for the Post, with an interest in China's economic and social landscape. A graduate of the London School of Economics, she joined the Post in 2017 and has previously worked for Thomson Reuters and Forbes.