US-China trade war

US-China trade war: Deal being trumpeted as a win for US

US President calls phase one 'one of the greatest deals ever made' though some experts say it buys time for China as well

A growing pastime among Washington pundits nowadays is to muse about whether, come November, President Donald Trump will win a second term.

And increasingly the answer, largely based on anecdotal evidence and gut feel, is that there is a good chance that he will.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on January 19, 2020, with the headline 'Deal being trumpeted as a win for US'. Print Edition | Subscribe