Donald Trump said he hoped to meet Xi Jinping to finalise a deal. Photo: AFP

US and China may seek to extend trade war truce before Donald Trump and Xi Jinping meet to finalise deal

  • The upbeat tone after the latest round of talks in Washington has raised hopes of an agreement to cut tariffs
  • US president has talked up prospects of meeting his Chinese counterpart to strike a final deal
Topic |   US-China trade war

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Donald Trump said he hoped to meet Xi Jinping to finalise a deal. Photo: AFP
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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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