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U.S., China Reach Accord on Trade-Deal Enforcement, Mnuchin Says

April 11, 2019
Vivian Salama, Alex Leary, Kate Davidson | The Wall Street Journal
The U.S. and China have agreed on an enforcement mechanism for their potential trade deal, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said, suggesting one of the key stumbling blocks toward an accord had been cleared.
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Trump Likely to Announce Plans for Summit With China’s Xi on Thursday

April 4, 2019
Vivian Salama, Bob Davis | The Wall Street Journal
President Trump may announce plans for a summit with China’s President Xi Jinping on Thursday when he meets with the country’s vice premier, signaling that contentious trade talks between the two countries may be nearing conclusion.
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Mar-a-Lago arrest spotlights security risks at Trump estate

April 4, 2019
Jonathan Lemire, Colleen Long, Terry Spencer | Associated Press
Zhang’s arrest has revived concerns about security — particularly cyber security — at a presidential refuge that mixes social functions, world diplomacy and extraordinary access to the president. Hundreds of members frequent Mar-a-Lago and the president’s other private clubs, which function as working resorts even when Trump himself visits, creating a series of challenges that test the Secret Service.
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Chinese woman charged with illegally entering Mar-a-Lago

April 3, 2019
Pete Williams | NBC News
The Secret Service says a Chinese woman carrying four cell phones, a laptop computer, an external hard drive, and a thumb drive containing malware tried to get into President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort while the president was golfing nearby.
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U.S. Sees China Trade Pushback as Trump Touts Progress

March 20, 2019
Jennifer Jacobs, Jenny Leonard, Saleha Mohsin | Bloomberg
Some U.S. negotiators are concerned that China is pushing back against American demands in trade talks, according to people familiar with the negotiations, even as President Donald Trump sounded optimistic about reaching a deal that could boost his reelection chances.
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Trade Fight With China Enters Overtime, With Tariffs a Costly Sticking Point

March 18, 2019
Ana Swanson | The New York Times
The United States and China are pushing for a summit meeting in late April to complete a trade deal, while negotiators are still grappling over its terms and how they should be enforced.
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The US and China work to coordinate a meeting between Trump and Xi

March 15, 2019
Kayla Tausche | CNBC
Chinese negotiators suggest combining a long-discussed state visit by President Xi Jinping to the United States with the announcement of any forthcoming trade deal, according to three sources briefed on discussions.
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Trump Finds Personal Rapport Goes Only So Far With Xi and Kim

March 12, 2019
Mark Landler | The New York Times
To President Trump, all diplomacy is personal, especially with the two Asian strongmen he has courted most avidly, Kim Jong-un of North Korea and Xi Jinping of China. But Mr. Trump’s honeymoon with Mr. Kim came to an abrupt end in Vietnam last month, and his conviction that agreements between nations are little different than real estate deals between bosses now faces another stiff test with the Chinese president.
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