US President Donald Trump at the White House on Thursday said a trade deal with China was still ‘possible’ this week. Photo: Reuters

Donald Trump says trade deal with China may still happen after Xi Jinping sent him a ‘beautiful letter’

  • The US president told reporters that the letter said ‘Let’s work together, let’s see if we can get something done’
  • He suggested his threats to raise tariffs on US$200 billion of imports had helped speed up the reconciliation process
Topic |   US-China trade war

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US President Donald Trump at the White House on Thursday said a trade deal with China was still ‘possible’ this week. Photo: Reuters
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Chinese Ministry of Commerce spokesman Gao Feng speaks during a press conference at the Ministry of Commerce in Beijing. Photo: AP

China lashes out at Donald Trump’s claims it reneged on trade deal and vows to ‘safeguard’ its interests

  • Ministry of Commerce spokesperson Gao Feng says ‘China is committed and has kept its promises, and this has never changed’
  • Vows that in response to US tariffs, China will safeguard ‘its legitimate rights and interests’
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Chinese Ministry of Commerce spokesman Gao Feng speaks during a press conference at the Ministry of Commerce in Beijing. Photo: AP
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