President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping, pictured here in 2017, do not need to rush a trade deal. Photo: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP)
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China and US must take time to secure lasting trade deal

  • Cancelled Apec meeting may be a blessing in disguise as there is now less of a rush to meet deadline, and negotiators have more space to reach proper agreement

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President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping, pictured here in 2017, do not need to rush a trade deal. Photo: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP)
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US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (left) and Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He (right) spoke over the phone on Friday. Photo: AFP

US and China cite progress in trade war negotiations during phone call

  • Chinese commerce ministry cites ‘consensus on principles’ after Vice-Premier Liu He speaks with USTR’s Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Mnuchin
  • US side cites ‘progress in a variety of areas’
Topic |   US-China trade war

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US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (left) and Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He (right) spoke over the phone on Friday. Photo: AFP
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