Wang Xiangwei
Wang Xiangwei
Opinion

SCMP Columnist

China Briefing by Wang Xiangwei

Donald Trump really is Xi Jinping’s friend. The phase one US-China trade deal proves it

  • Pressure from the US president has helped China in a way its leaders would not want to acknowledge publicly
  • This deal strengthens the hands of Beijing’s pro-reform officials and kick-starts long-delayed liberalisation nearly 20 years after China joined the WTO
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