US President Donald Trump speaks to the media on Wednesday outside the White House. Photo: EPA-EFE

US President Donald Trump says tariffs on Chinese imports may remain in place for a ‘substantial period of time’

  • As the trade war between the US and China continues, Trump says tariffs will be kept in place to ensure China ‘lives by the deal’
  • Trade war is now in its ninth month, with US$250 billion of Chinese goods entering the US and US$110 billion of imports from the US hit by punitive duties
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US President Donald Trump speaks to the media on Wednesday outside the White House. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Owen Churchill

Owen Churchill

Owen joined the Post as US correspondent in 2018 after several years working as a reporter and editor in China. He covers US-China relations, trade, and wider issues concerning China's global presence. A co-founder of the Shanghai-based news outlet Sixth Tone, he is an alumnus of London's School of Oriental and African Studies and Fudan University in Shanghai.