Workers in protective suits watch a container ship docked in Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong province. Photo: AP Workers in protective suits watch a container ship docked in Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong province. Photo: AP
Workers in protective suits watch a container ship docked in Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong province. Photo: AP

Economic havoc wreaked by coronavirus has likely throttled US-China trade deal, experts say

  • Need to address economic damage will put more pressure on Beijing to reform China’s economy, say Rhodium Group’s Daniel Rosen and ex-Australian PM Kevin Rudd
  • China’s high debt levels and likely GDP contraction will make it nearly impossible for Beijing to fulfil its buying commitments

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Workers in protective suits watch a container ship docked in Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong province. Photo: AP Workers in protective suits watch a container ship docked in Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong province. Photo: AP
Workers in protective suits watch a container ship docked in Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong province. Photo: AP
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