Donald Trump says the trade talks with China could produce “a very important deal”. Photo: Reuters

US-China trade deal is closer but we’re watching Hong Kong, Donald Trump says

  • Talks on phase one deal ‘in final throes’ after phone conversation between China’s Liu He and US’ Robert Lighthizer and Steven Mnuchin
  • ‘But we want to see it go well in Hong Kong,’ US president says
Topic |   US-China trade war

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Donald Trump says the trade talks with China could produce “a very important deal”. Photo: Reuters
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US National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien at a round table event at the Halifax International Security Forum in Halifax on Saturday. Photo: AP

Donald Trump’s national security adviser Robert O’Brien says initial China trade deal still possible, but US will not ignore events in Hong Kong

  • The comments add to growing worries that a Chinese crackdown on anti-government protests in Hong Kong could further complicate the trade war
  • O’Brien also urges Canada not to use Huawei 5G technology and criticises ‘silence’ over China’s detention of Muslims
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US National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien at a round table event at the Halifax International Security Forum in Halifax on Saturday. Photo: AP
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