Partial US-China trade deal only ‘baby step’ as thorny issues remain

Radio France Internationale | Oct 12, 2019 at 11:13 AM
  • A partial US-China deal may only offer a temporary tariff reprieve because it lacks specifics and leaves the thorny issues for later, analysts said, allowing both economic powers to claim success.
  • Friday’s initial agreement — which included increasing US farm product purchases, and also covers intellectual property, financial services and currencies — finally breaks an 18-month trade spat.
  • Engulfed in an impeachment inquiry, US President Donald Trump heralded the deal as a major breakthrough.