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China upbeat on U.S. trade talks, but South China Sea tensions weigh

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BEIJING (Reuters) - China struck an upbeat note on Monday as trade talks resumed with the United States, but also expressed anger at a U.S. Navy mission through the disputed South China Sea, casting a shadow over the prospect for improved Beijing-Washington ties.White House senior counselor Kellyanne Conway on Monday also expressed confidence in a possible deal. Asked if the two countries were getting close to a trade agreement, she told Fox News in an interview, "It looks that way, absolutely."The United States is expected to keep pressing China on longstanding demands that it reform how it ...

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First Published: Mon, February 11 2019. 19:30 IST