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US-China trade

How US-China talks differ from any other trade deal

WASHINGTON: The trade deal that US negotiators are seeking with China may have more in common with a sanctions-monitoring regime than a traditional trade pact. The administration of US President Donald Trump is pushing China to agree to regular reviews of its compliance as a condition of any trade deal between the world’s two biggest economies, according to people familiar with the talks. The proposal for reviews is one key way in a US-China deal could differ from typical trade deals across the world, in part because…

Malaysia warns of ‘domino effect’ from US-China trade tensions

SINGAPORE: Trade tensions between the United States and China will trigger a “domino effect” of protectionist measures, Malaysia warned on Tuesday as Asian leaders gathered for a summit overshadowed by the tit-for-tat tariff war between Washington and Beijing. The comments by Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad in Singapore came as China’s premier – for a second day – struck a conciliatory note on the trade spat, saying he was hopeful that the two sides will find a way to prevent it escalating further. “I still hope we can…