China wants a trade deal with the US, but not at the risk of perceived inaction over infringements on its sovereignty, experts have said.
Thus, Beijing has calibrated its retaliation to show its displeasure over the US' passage last week of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act while leaving open the possibility of a "phase one" deal.
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 04, 2019, with the headline 'Chinese retaliation leaves door open for trade deal with US'. Print Edition | Subscribe
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