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Why it's still a long road before US, China can reach deal to end trade war

The world's two largest economies are in the midst of a bitter trade war and both agreed to ceasefire and return to talks.

US President Donald Trump (left) with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, on Saturday 	Photo: Reuters
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US President Donald Trump (left) with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, on Saturday. Photo: Reuters

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China and the United States will face a long road before they can reach a deal to end their bitter trade war, with more fights ahead likely, Chinese state media said after the two countries’ presidents held ice-breaking talks in Japan.

The world’s two largest economies are in the midst of a bitter trade war, which has seen them level increasingly severe tariffs on each other’s imports.

In a sign of significant progress in relations on Saturday, Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump, on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Osaka, agreed to a ceasefire and a return

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First Published: Jun 30 2019 | 12:18 PM IST

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