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