The White House announced in a statement that sub-minister level officials will begin the meetings on Monday, led by deputy US trade representative Jeffrey Gerrish. Photo: AFP

Trade war truce deadline played down by China media on eve of latest round of talks in Beijing

  • Opinion piece says the March 1 deadline agreed by China’s President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump is a ‘media topic’ set by the American side
  • US trade representative Jeffrey Gerrish is leading discussions between sub-minister level officials starting on Monday
Topic |   US-China trade war

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The White House announced in a statement that sub-minister level officials will begin the meetings on Monday, led by deputy US trade representative Jeffrey Gerrish. Photo: AFP
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US President Donald Trump at the White House on Thursday, when he said it was unlikely he would meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping before the March 1 deadline to resolve the trade war. Photo: Zach Gibson/Bloomberg

Donald Trump admits meeting Xi Jinping before the March 1 trade war deadline is ‘unlikely’

  • The news dashed optimism that the US and China were moving towards a deal before tariffs on Chinese imports rise to 25 per cent on March 2
Topic |   US-China trade war

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US President Donald Trump at the White House on Thursday, when he said it was unlikely he would meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping before the March 1 deadline to resolve the trade war. Photo: Zach Gibson/Bloomberg
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