US President Donald Trump (left) meets Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He (right) in the Oval Office with other officials and members of the trade delegations on Wednesday. Photo: AP

Donald Trump hails trade talks’ progress, says meeting Xi Jinping ‘possible’ on trip to meet Kim Jong-un

  • Liu He, China’s lead negotiator, delivers letter from Xi, which says China hopes both sides will meet halfway; Trump calls the letter ‘beautiful’
  • Trump says it is possible he and Xi could meet more than once before March 1 deadline, when US is expected to increase tariffs on Chinese imports
Topic |   US-China trade war

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US President Donald Trump (left) meets Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He (right) in the Oval Office with other officials and members of the trade delegations on Wednesday. Photo: AP
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US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He lead their delegations as they begin trade negotiations at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington on Wednesday. Photo: Getty Images via AFP

Protesters rush Beijing delegation as US-China trade war talks start with meeting between VP Liu He and USTR Robert Lighthizer

  • Protesters, angry about Beijing’s relocation of citizens, confronted members of the Chinese delegation as they left their hotel on Wednesday morning
  • Among the talks’ priorities are protection of US intellectual property, the forced transfer of US technology through joint ventures and enforcement mechanisms
Topic |   US-China trade war

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US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He lead their delegations as they begin trade negotiations at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington on Wednesday. Photo: Getty Images via AFP
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