Boeing's woes are the latest hiccup in China trade talks

“A week ago, it seemed like we were close to an agreement,” said Craig Allen, president of the US-China Business Council. “I think that delay could be a cause for concern that we’re not as close to an agreement as we could be,” he said. “A bilateral agreement is very difficult to enforce,” said Allen. “These are ideological and emotional, as well as practical and nationalistic, issues on both sides. That does not lend itself to stability and predictability.”