China’s chief negotiator Liu He and Donald Trump are expected to sign the agreement this week. Photo: AFP

US-China phase one trade deal is ‘modest but helpful’, say business leaders

  • American executives briefed by White House officials say the agreement includes better intellectual property protection and progress on agriculture exports
  • One business source says it is the first time ‘we have something to applaud in the US-China relationship’
Topic |   US-China trade war

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China’s chief negotiator Liu He and Donald Trump are expected to sign the agreement this week. Photo: AFP
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Mark Magnier

Mark Magnier

Mark Magnier is a US correspondent based in Washington. Before joining the Post, he worked for the Wall Street Journal in China and for the Los Angeles Times in India, China and Japan. He’s covered the Chinese economy, China and India’s explosive rise and conflicts in Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan.