A cornerstone of the new deal is Beijing’s commitment to buy more US farm goods. Photo: AP A cornerstone of the new deal is Beijing’s commitment to buy more US farm goods. Photo: AP
A cornerstone of the new deal is Beijing’s commitment to buy more US farm goods. Photo: AP

Do the numbers in Donald Trump’s ‘phase one’ trade deal work? US critics worry they don’t

  • Concerns include a lack of specifics on farm purchase commitments and enforcement mechanisms
  • A shortage of trust on both sides and the US president’s mercurial negotiating style also cited as shortcomings

Topic |   US-China trade war
A cornerstone of the new deal is Beijing’s commitment to buy more US farm goods. Photo: AP A cornerstone of the new deal is Beijing’s commitment to buy more US farm goods. Photo: AP
A cornerstone of the new deal is Beijing’s commitment to buy more US farm goods. Photo: AP
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