Trade war: China, US face tough reality ahead after the pomp of phase one deal signing squib

A US-China trade deal that had long been in the works was signed with all the pomp we have come to expect from President Donald Trump, and for some the setting was fitting as this has been billed as a victory for style over substance.While Trump proclaimed it “a momentous step – one that has never been taken before with China”, it had long been clear that this phase one deal would be lightweight in the grand scheme of trade agreements, which often run to thousands of pages compared to just 86…
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