US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (left) listens as Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He speaks while they line up for a group photo in Beijing in February. Photo: Reuters

US to raise tariffs on Chinese goods on Friday, Robert Lighthizer says, accusing Beijing of back-pedalling on trade commitments

  • US negotiators recommending increasing tariffs to 25 per cent if agreement not reached by Friday
  • Delegation from China will be in Washington from Thursday to continue talks; Vice-Premier Liu He expected to attend
Topic |   US-China trade war

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US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (left) listens as Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He speaks while they line up for a group photo in Beijing in February. Photo: Reuters
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US President Donald Trump tweeted on Sunday that the trade deal was advancing too slowly. Photo: Reuters

In abrupt move, Donald Trump says 10 per cent China tariffs will rise to 25 per cent on Friday

  • Trump announced the move on Twitter, suggesting he was not satisfied with the pace of negotiations
  • Chinese President Xi Jinping’s top trade envoy, Liu He, returns to Washington this week for what could be a closing round of trade talks
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US President Donald Trump tweeted on Sunday that the trade deal was advancing too slowly. Photo: Reuters
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