Donald Trump has threatened to terminate the trade deal with China if Beijing did not honour its provisions in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic. It may be recollected that China and the US in January had signed Phase-1 of the trade deal to end their bitter trade feud that has been going on since early 2018. The deal called on China to buy $200 billion worth of US products. However, China has not commented that it could invoke a clause in the agreement that allows for fresh trade consultations between the two countries in the event of a natural disaster or other unforeseeable event. In substance, China has been saying that it wants to avail the Force Majeure clause due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The US president has not been too pleased with the news of Chinese invoking the natural disaster clause mentioned in the trade deal. At the height of the trade war, the US had imposed tariffs on more than $360 billion of Chinese goods and China had retaliated with tariffs on over $110 billion of American products. The US has already spoken of getting back to the trade war, but it looks like neither can afford that now.