As Trump prepares to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping later this month, the pressure is on the president to strike a deal that continues to give the US the upper hand with Beijing. Photo: AFP

Donald Trump’s allies push him to resist a quick trade deal with China

  • Trump’s failure to clinch a deal on denuclearisation with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has fuelled speculation the president might be more primed to prove himself as deal maker-in-chief with China
  • But China hawks – including Trump’s lead trade negotiator, Robert Lighthizer – have been suggesting a trade pact is still a ways away
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As Trump prepares to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping later this month, the pressure is on the president to strike a deal that continues to give the US the upper hand with Beijing. Photo: AFP
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