Help Hong Kong businesses weather US-China trade war with quicker free-trade deals, government urged



Denise Tsang | South China Morning Post

Jimmy Kwok Chun-wah, chairman of one of the city’s largest business chambers, the Federation of Hong Kong Industries, said officials should speed up work on free-trade deals with other countries.

Since firing the first shot in the trade war in July with a series of tariffs, the United States has slapped 10 per cent tariffs on US$200 billion worth of Chinese products. China hit back with a 5 per cent to 10 per cent levy on US$60 billion worth of American goods.

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