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US President Donald Trump says China trade deal will be signed on Jan 15

China bought $130 billion in US goods in 2017, before the trade war began, and $56 billion in services, US data show.

US President Trump | US-China trade deal | Xi Jinping

Reuters  |  Washington 

US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that Phase 1 of trade deal with China would be signed on January 15 at the White House, though considerable confusion remains about the details of the agreement. The president wrote in a tweet that he would sign the deal with “high level representatives of China” and that he would later travel to Beijing to begin talks on the next phase. Last week, Trump said he and Chinese President Xi Jinping would host a signing ceremony to ink the Phase 1 deal. The Phase 1 deal, struck earlier this month, is expected to reduce tariffs and boost ...

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First Published: Wed, January 01 2020. 02:25 IST