A deal with China could give Donald Trump a boost in next year’s US presidential election. Photo: Reuters

Trade deal may offer only short respite from US-China tensions, observers say

  • Interim deal unconfirmed despite reports in US that Washington was set to cancel new tariffs and Beijing would buy US$50 billion of US goods
  • Agreement could give China time to stabilise economy and win Donald Trump support for his presidential election campaign
Topic |   US-China trade war

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A deal with China could give Donald Trump a boost in next year’s US presidential election. Photo: Reuters
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Wendy Wu

Wendy Wu

Wendy Wu is a Beijing-based reporter focusing on international finance and diplomacy. Her journalism career spans a decade and she has been reporting for the Post since 2015. Wendy has a master's degree in finance from Germany's University of Freiburg.