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Global trade war: Impossible to negotiate with US on trade, says China

The focus this week will be on the forum, with President Xi Jinping and International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde delivering speeches on Tuesday

Reuters  |  Boao/ Beijing 

China stepped up its attacks on the Trump administration on Monday over billions of dollars worth of threatened tariffs, saying Washington is to blame for trade frictions and repeating it was impossible to negotiate under "current circumstances". The comments come after US President Donald Trump on Sunday predicted China would take down its trade barriers, and expressed optimism that both sides could resolve the issue through talks. Chinese state researchers and media talked down the likely impact of U.S. trade measures on the world's second largest economy and ...

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First Published: Mon, April 09 2018. 21:11 IST
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