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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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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.

President Trump on defense, Democrats in damage control

March 8, 2019
Investigations into President Trump, House votes against hate.
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In Blow to Trump, America’s Trade Deficit in Goods Hits Record $891 Billion

March 7, 2019
Jim Tankersley, Ana Swanson | The New York Times
America’s trade deficit in goods with the rest of the world rose to its highest level in history last year as the United States imported a record number of products, including from China, widening the deficit to $891.3 billion and delivering a setback to President Trump’s goal of narrowing that gap.
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As Trump Moves to End Trade War With China, Business Asks: Was It Worth It?

March 5, 2019
Ana Swanson, Jim Tankersley | The New York Times
The pain of President Trump’s trade war with China may soon be over, but American businesses and farmers are left wondering whether it was worth the trouble.
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US and China in 'final stages' of trade deal talks that could end this month, sources say

March 4, 2019
Kayla Tausche, Fred Imbert | CNBC
China and the U.S. are approaching the finish line on trade negotiations that could end later this month, according to three sources. Negotiations are in the "final stages" as the two sides plan a summit for the end of March at Mar-a-Lago, President Donald Trump's Florida resort, sources told CNBC. If a deal is reached, the U.S. could roll back tariffs on at least $200 billion in Chinese goods while China could remove or cut industry-specific levies like those on autos.
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