Chinese and U.S. officials spoke over the phone this week, reaffirming their commitment to follow through on the Phase One trade agreement reached in January.
But even as the two sides make headway on commerce, Beijing and Washington continue to trade barbs over a number of issues including data security, the coronavirus pandemic and Hong Kong’s new security law.
To discuss the latest on China-U.S. ties:
- Einar Tangen is a political and economic affairs commentator.
- Wang Cong is chief reporter for the English language edition of the Global Times.
- Anna Ashton is senior director of government affairs for the U.S. China Business Council.
- Jeff Moon is an international trade and government affairs consultant.
Global stocks advanced on Tuesday, as the U.S. and China both gave a positive report on trade talks the world’s largest two economies held. https://t.co/C5PNnf4Hjz
— Barron's (@barronsonline) August 25, 2020
The U.S. and China have held talks over their so-called “Phase 1” trade deal after discussions were delayed earlier this month. “Both sides see progress,” said the U.S. trade representative’s office in a statement. https://t.co/n9tKLFHczo
— MarketWatch (@MarketWatch) August 26, 2020