Arancha González, the Executive Director of the International Trade Centre (ITC), told DW that the ongoing trade conflict between the US and China is already having a major impact on the ground for ordinary workers.
China and the US appear to have different views on the details of a still-unagreed trade deal. The tit-for-tat tariffs are hurting both countries and economist Jeff Schott told DW both sides are hoping for a ceasefire.
A French presidential adviser said it's time for China to prove its openness to trade with "progress on the EU-China deals." European businesses have long complained of restricted access to China's market.
Southeast Asian leaders have gathered in Bangkok for a three-day summit expected to be dominated by trade. ASEAN members are trying to finalize a China-backed plan to create the world's biggest free trade area.
Tensions between the US and China have been running high as a result of the ongoing trade war. Could a rare collaboration to bring down an international opiate smuggling gang be a sign of peace between the two powers?
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