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Trump says 'big progress' on US-China trade deal after phone call with Xi

The two nations have been in a trade war for much of 2018, shaking world financial markets

Reuters  |  Washington/Beijing 

US President Donald Trump said on Twitter on Saturday that he had a "long and very good call" with Chinese President Xi Jinping and that a possible trade deal between the United States and China was progressing well. As a partial shutdown of the U.S. government entered its eighth day, with no quick end in sight, the Republican president was in Washington, sending out tweets attacking Democrats and talking up possibly improved relations with China. The two nations have been in a trade war for much of 2018, shaking world financial markets as the flow of hundreds of ...

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First Published: Sun, December 30 2018. 08:30 IST
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