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All eyes on US-China trade spat at G20 after initial show of Bonhomie

Trump, Xi to meet at around 11:30 a.m. in a bid to thrash out a truce in a long-running trade war that has seen hundreds of billions of dollars in tit-for-tat tariffs

China’s President Xi Jinping with US President Donald Trump at a state dinner at the Great Hall of the People 	File photo: reuters
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China’s President Xi Jinping with US President Donald Trump at a state dinner at the Great Hall of the People File photo: Reuters

AFPPTI Osaka(Japan
After a first day dominated by public shows of bonhomie, all eyes at the G20 Saturday turn to a pivotal trade showdown between economic rivals China and the United States.

US President Donald Trump and China's Xi Jinping meet at around 11:30 am (0230 GMT) in a bid to thrash out a truce in a long-running trade war that has seen hundreds of billions of dollars in tit-for-tat tariffs.

Trump has said he expects a "productive" meeting but warned before the summit he was prepared to slap tariffs on all Chinese imports if no deal could be struck on the sidelines of
Topics : G20 meeting

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First Published: Jun 29 2019 | 8:29 AM IST

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