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
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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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The US trade defect with China fell US$2.8 billion to US$35.4 billion in November. Photo: AFP

US trade deficit with China narrows, as effects of trade war-induced export front-loading begin to fade

  • The United States’ trade deficit with China fell US$2.8 billion to US$35.4 billion in November, led by a decline in US imports of consumer goods
  • The data will be well-received by US President Trump, who has railed against the US’ perceived lopsided trading relationship with China.
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The US trade defect with China fell US$2.8 billion to US$35.4 billion in November. Photo: AFP
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