President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump could discuss their trade impasse in a dinner meeting at G20. Photo: AFP

Donald Trump and Xi Jinping confirm G20 meeting and restarting of US-China trade war talks

  • Trump tweets that he and Xi will meet at the G20 summit, while Xi is quoted as saying he will meet Trump to ‘exchange opinions’ on Sino-US relations
  • Measured remarks from Beijing suggest efforts to protect Xi “from being seen as too eager to reach a truce”, says a former US trade official
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President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump could discuss their trade impasse in a dinner meeting at G20. Photo: AFP
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Owen Churchill

Owen Churchill

Owen joined the Post as US correspondent in 2018 after several years working as a reporter and editor in China. He covers US-China relations, trade, and wider issues concerning China's global presence. A co-founder of the Shanghai-based news outlet Sixth Tone, he is an alumnus of London's School of Oriental and African Studies and Fudan University in Shanghai.