US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer testifies before the Senate Finance Committee in Washington in June 2019. Photo: AFP US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer testifies before the Senate Finance Committee in Washington in June 2019. Photo: AFP
US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer testifies before the Senate Finance Committee in Washington in June 2019. Photo: AFP

Joe Biden should keep Donald Trump’s China tariffs, outgoing US trade chief Robert Lighthizer argues

  • The measures have shifted the balance of power in Washington’s favour, the trade representative argues
  • Lighthizer says earlier policies focused too much on dialogue with Beijing that was a ‘waste of time’ and ‘did nothing’

Topic |   US-China trade war
US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer testifies before the Senate Finance Committee in Washington in June 2019. Photo: AFP US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer testifies before the Senate Finance Committee in Washington in June 2019. Photo: AFP
US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer testifies before the Senate Finance Committee in Washington in June 2019. Photo: AFP
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