Biden's trade chief brings long experience on China

Jacob Parker, senior vice president of the US-China Business Council, stressed the Biden administration should ensure Beijing abides by its commitments under the "phase one" trade deal signed earlier this year. He said there are areas, such as cloud computing, where progress is possible, but agreed with Reinsch that China is unlikely to give any ground on issues like industrial subsidies. "We have to find a way to remove the tariffs that have been so damaging for industry," perhaps through a "phase two" deal, he told AFP, but added it would not be realistic for them to go away immediately.