Earlier this month, the US and China seemed on the point of a trade rapprochement.
The tariffs Washington and Beijing have slapped on each other in recent months were about to be reversed.
- Brisbane Times / Telegraph, London
Then Donald Trump took to Twitter – a phrase future historians will be using a lot, perhaps – signalling Sino-US trade negotiations had shifted from sweet to sour.
“The trade deal with China continues, but too slowly,” Trump tweeted.
“They broke the deal with us and tried to renegotiate,” he added – putting the world’s two largest economies on an alarming collision course.
Trump has long…