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China denies offered package to slash US trade gap by $200 billion

The two biggest US exports to China were aircraft at $16 billion last year, and soybeans, at $12 billion


China denied on Friday that it had offered a package to slash the US trade deficit by up to $200 billion, hours after it dropped an anti-dumping probe into US sorghum imports in a conciliatory gesture as top negotiators meet in Washington. US officials had said on Thursday that China was proposing trade concessions and increased purchases of American goods aimed at cutting the US trade deficit with China by up to $200 billion a year. “This rumour is not true. This I can confirm to you,” Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said. “As I understand, the relevant ...

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First Published: Sat, May 19 2018. 01:03 IST