US President Donald Trump speaking to reporters before departing Washington on Friday. Photo: AFP

Donald Trump says US ‘not ready’ to make a deal with China on trade, raising doubt about September talks

  • In wide-ranging remarks, US president contends China has manipulated its currency
  • Trump also reiterates that the US is ‘not going to do business with Huawei’
Topic |   US-China trade war

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US President Donald Trump speaking to reporters before departing Washington on Friday. Photo: AFP
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Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He (second right) met with US trade representative Robert Lighthizer and US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in Shanghai last week. Photo: Reuters

China’s ‘weaponised’ yuan, report of suspended US farm purchases create grim outlook for trade talks

  • Beijing allowed the yuan to weaken beyond the political significant exchange rate of 7 to the US dollar on Monday morning
  • China has also reportedly cancelled orders for US farm products in response to Donald Trump’s threat of increased tariffs on Chinese goods
Topic |   Currency war

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Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He (second right) met with US trade representative Robert Lighthizer and US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in Shanghai last week. Photo: Reuters
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