Superpowers tussle as the world burns

The US and China postponed their trade deal review amid geopolitical conflicts. Meanwhile, continued pumping of greenhouse gases affects the world’s climate, threatening humanity.

The United States and China have delayed the review of their phase one trade deal, originally scheduled for last Saturday. The official reason was both sides need time.

The coronavirus dampened China's economic activities, so it needs more time to buy the required amount of US exports. But the real reason is there's nothing to discuss. Neither side wants to negotiate. If they did, they would have set a new date. Yet they haven't. No one knows when the US and China will meet next.

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