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Exclusive: China seeks trade firewall with U.S. allies in rush of ambassador meetings - sources


By Michael Martina and Robin EmmottBEIJING/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - China's international trade representative held a series of meetings with the ambassadors from major European nations last week to ask them to stand together with Beijing against U.S. protectionism, according to four sources familiar with the discussions.Some of the western diplomats involved in the meetings with Fu Ziying, who is also a vice-commerce minister, have viewed the approaches as a sign of how anxious Beijing is getting about the expanding conflict with Washington, the sources said. U.S. President Donald Trump has ...

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First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 19:05 IST