US-China Trade Amid America’s New Uncertainty

By Dan Steinbock

As the White House is preparing for a political war for its survival, the Trump-Xi 100 day plan should overcome long-term pressures on US-China ties.

 

After the two-day summit at Mar-a-Lago, the US and China announced a 100-day plan to improve strained trade ties and boost cooperation between two nations. Soon thereafter, the US Department of Justice appointed Robert Mueller, the former director of the FBI (2001-13) as special counsel overseeing the investigation into the alleged Russian interference in the 2016 elections.

As the latter is likely to constrain the White House’s initiatives in the coming months, what will happen to US-China trade talks?

 
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About the Author

Dan Steinbock is the Founder of Difference Group and has served as Research Director of International Business at the India China and America Institute (US) and a Visiting Fellow at the Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (China) and the EU Centre (Singapore). For more, see http://www.differencegroup.net

The views expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of All China Review.