‘No second choice’: Liu He, China’s man on the front lines of the trade war talks with the United States

Nine months ago, Liu He, the top economic aide to President Xi Jinping, told state media that China and United States had agreed during talks in Washington not to fight a trade war.His words were short lived as only a few days later US President Donald Trump unexpectedly decided to impose trade sanctions on China and start a prolonged economic battle between the world’s two largest economies.Last week, Liu, carrying the title of special envoy in addition to those of chief trade negotiator and…

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