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

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

Robert Delaney

Robert Delaney

Robert Delaney is the Post's US bureau chief, which he joined after nearly 20 years in journalism. He spent 11 years in China as a language student and correspondent for Dow Jones Newswires and Bloomberg.