Wang Xiangwei
Wang Xiangwei
Opinion

SCMP Columnist

China Briefing by Wang Xiangwei

US-China trade war: if Trump and Xi agree ‘grandaddy’ of trade deals, here’s what comes next

  • A trade pact with Washington could help Beijing transform its economy and take the reins on the world stage. And then?
  • Reforming the World Trade Organisation, joining the new trans-pacific partnership, free-trade with Japan and Korea and schmoozing Europe should be high on the agenda

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US President Donald Trump with China's Vice-Premier Liu He in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington at the start of April. Photo: Reuters

US-China trade war ‘still within control’, Beijing says, as trade gap widens due to soaring Chinese exports

  • March data shows exports soared while imports crashed, with analysts suggesting the government is subsidising exports to counter the effect of US tariffs
  • Exports grew by 14.2 per cent in March, a big jump from the 20.8 per cent fall in January and February, while exports contracted by 7.6 per cent
Topic |   US-China trade war

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US President Donald Trump with China's Vice-Premier Liu He in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington at the start of April. Photo: Reuters
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