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100 Days Later ... Just How Has the China-U.S. Plan to Improve Trade and Ties Held Up?

Posted July 17, 2017

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(Sarah Zheng – South China Morning Post)

A little over 100 days ago, Chinese President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart Donald Trump sat down together at Mar-a-Lago in Florida. As they discussed trade and North Korea over steak, potatoes and chocolate cake, the two leaders appeared to be ushering in a new phase in Sino-US relations.

That honeymoon period was short-lived, but it did lead to the creation of a “100-day plan” to improve economic ties between the two countries.

The 10-point plan – the deadline for which passed on Sunday – outlined ways for China to open its economy to US firms and services, and quid pro quo exchanges on bilateral trade. US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross heralded it as a “herculean accomplishment”. Click here to read more.

Related: ‘Herculean’ U.S.-China Trade Deal Gets Less-Than-Heroic Reviews (WSJ)