Low Expectations Greet a New Round of U.S.-China Trade Talks

A truck moves a container from China Shipping at a port in Qingdao in eastern China’s Shandong province, July 6, 2018 (ChinaTopix photo via AP Images).
A truck moves a container from China Shipping at a port in Qingdao in eastern China’s Shandong province, July 6, 2018 (ChinaTopix photo via AP Images).
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Editor’s Note: Every Wednesday, WPR’s newsletter and engagement editor, Benjamin Wilhelm, curates the top news and analysis from China written by the experts who follow it. A new chapter in the trade war between the United States and China begins today as officials from both sides meet in Washington, though analysts have low expectations for the talks. In light of President Donald Trump’s relentless tariff threats and reported grumblings in China over how Beijing has responded, where does the situation stand 48 days into the trade war? Press reports indicate that Chinese leaders have reframed their outlook on Trump’s tariffs, […]

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