US-China Trade Talks Reach Critical Phase

However, not all experts on trade with China see this as a likely outcome. Erin Ennis, senior vice president of the US-China Business Council, said that neither side has much incentive to accept a half-baked deal. "Neither side seems interested in compromising for the sake of compromise," Ennis said. "In many ways, the concern that has been expressed here in the United States about the president settling for a weak deal are messages that are actually being voiced in China as well about concern that President Xi might settle for a weak deal. Neither side has any sort of motivation to agree to something that doesn’t have at least something that’s in its interest."