US President Donald Trump speaks to reporters from the South Lawn of the White House on Friday. Photo: Reuters

Donald Trump denies agreeing to roll back trade war tariffs on China, despite earlier reports

  • Beijing on Thursday said the two sides had agreed to roll back tariffs on each others’ goods as part of a ‘phase one’ trade deal
  • But the US president denied this on Friday, telling reporters that he had not agreed to roll back tariffs
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US President Donald Trump speaks to reporters from the South Lawn of the White House on Friday. Photo: Reuters
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Robert Delaney

Robert Delaney

Robert Delaney is the Post’s North America bureau chief. He spent 11 years in China as a language student and correspondent for Dow Jones Newswires and Bloomberg, and continued covering the country as a correspondent and an academic after leaving. His debut novel, The Wounded Muse, draws on actual events that played out in Beijing while he lived there.