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China's demands for trade reforms unlikely to spur major breakthrough: US

The items on Beijing's non-negotiable list were unacceptable to US, says senior official

Reuters  |  Washington 

China's written response to US demands for trade reforms is unlikely to trigger a breakthrough at talks between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping later this month, a senior Trump administration official told Reuters on Thursday. Beijing provided the Trump administration with its document earlier this week, responding to a months-long request from US officials for commitments that would jumpstart trade talks, Reuters reported on Wednesday. It was a good sign that Beijing had put something in writing after months of declining to do so, the official said, speaking to ...

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First Published: Fri, November 16 2018. 05:37 IST