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Washington and Beijing ?miles and miles? from trade resolution, says US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross

Washington and Beijing ?miles and miles? from trade resolution, says US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross

US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Thursday downplayed the possibility for a quick breakthrough next week to resolve deep-rooted conflicts in the US-China trade talks. ?There has been a lot of anticipatory work done. But we are miles and miles from getting a resolution,? Ross said. In an interview with […]

United States should focus on China?s technology plans when trade talks resume, business groups say

United States should focus on China?s technology plans when trade talks resume, business groups say

Two US business groups have told American trade negotiators that Beijing is moving ahead with its hi-tech ambitions as outlined in the ?Made in China 2025? strategy, a policy expected to be a focus of talks that resume next week to try to end the trade war. In a joint […]

A Chinese economic slowdown is good for the world. In time, it?ll be good for China too

A Chinese economic slowdown is good for the world. In time, it?ll be good for China too

Last summer I, and most of China, went to Florence. I paid homage at the tomb of one of my favourite thinkers, Niccolo Machiavelli. It was he who first said: ?Never waste the opportunity offered by a good crisis.?? China?s economy is in the worst shape this century. It is […]

Donald Trump needs a trade deal, China not so much ? but Beijing may just be ready to settle, too

Donald Trump needs a trade deal, China not so much ? but Beijing may just be ready to settle, too

It?s time to make a trade deal. For China, the is an unnecessary distraction when Beijing is intent on realigning China?s economic model to a slower but more sustainable pace of expansion. As for the US, it may now be politically imperative for the Trump administration to cut a deal.? […]

Hong Kong escapes the eye of the trade war storm

Hong Kong escapes the eye of the trade war storm

Author: Edward K Y Chen, The University of Hong Kong The coming year will be a challenging one for developed and emerging economies alike. Negotiating geopolitics is proving difficult for economies across the world, with the impacts of the US?China trade war reaching far beyond the two countries concerned. The […]