US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin pictured in Shanghai last year. Photo: Reuters US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin pictured in Shanghai last year. Photo: Reuters
US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin pictured in Shanghai last year. Photo: Reuters

Delayed US-China trade review could give Beijing some breathing space as Donald Trump seeks re-election

  • The two sides were due to review their phase one trade deal after six months, but one observer said the delay was ‘no bad thing’
  • China says it has tried to honour the deal to buy more US goods, but the coronavirus pandemic has been a problem

Topic |   US-China trade war
US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin pictured in Shanghai last year. Photo: Reuters US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin pictured in Shanghai last year. Photo: Reuters
US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin pictured in Shanghai last year. Photo: Reuters
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