US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (left) and US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (centre) meet for talks with Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He in Shanghai in 2019. Photo: AFPUS Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (left) and US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (centre) meet for talks with Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He in Shanghai in 2019. Photo: AFP
US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (left) and US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (centre) meet for talks with Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He in Shanghai in 2019. Photo: AFP

China-US ties: phase one trade deal must be separate from other parts of relationship to succeed, Beijing says

  • Chinese state media says new trade talks with US were constructive but this is just the first round and many challenges remain
  • US secretary of state tells Republican Convention he applauded Trump for ending a ‘ridiculously unfair trade arrangement’

Topic |   Donald Trump
US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (left) and US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (centre) meet for talks with Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He in Shanghai in 2019. Photo: AFPUS Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (left) and US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (centre) meet for talks with Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He in Shanghai in 2019. Photo: AFP
US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (left) and US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (centre) meet for talks with Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He in Shanghai in 2019. Photo: AFP
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