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Japan, China pledge to work on economic ties amid heightened trade tensions

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Foreign Affairs Minister Taro Kono and his Chinese counterpart kicked off the first high-level economic talks between their nations in eight years on Monday, at a time of tense trade relations with the United States for both countries.Concern is growing about a trade row between China and the United States in which the two nations have threatened each other with tariffs. Japan has come in for criticism from U.S. President Donald Trump on trade and been hit with tariffs on steel and aluminium, but Japan has not yet threatened counter-tariffs.China's top diplomat, ...

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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 09:40 IST
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