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Beijing mulls energy independence as US-China trade talks resume

A new round of talks in Shanghai this week is not expected to break the deadlock in the trade war, and a prolonged standstill could bolster China’s plans for US-style energy independence A new round of talks in Shanghai this week is not expected to break the deadlock in the trade war, and a prolonged standstill could bolster China’s plans for US-style energy independence.
By Colin Shek 29 July 2019 Asia Pacific / Policy & Regulation 0 34439
A member of the Chinese delegation at the G20 summit in Osaka in June. (PA)

Trade negotiators from the United States return to China this week for a fresh round of talks in the financial hub of Shanghai, but neither side seems eager for a speedy resolution to the impasse between the world’s two biggest economies.

The meetings on Tuesday and Wednesday in Shanghai will be the first face-to-face discussions since US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping reached an uneasy truce on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan last month.

The tense standoff has