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Trump Says China Signals Trade Talks on Target for November Deal

Oct. 21, 2019, 4:51 PM

President Donald Trump said China has indicated that negotiations over an initial trade deal are advancing, raising expectations the nations’ leaders could sign an agreement at a meeting next month in Chile.

“They have started the buying,” Trump said Monday during a Cabinet meeting at the White House, referring to Chinese purchases of U.S. agriculture products that the president has pushed for as part of a deal. “I want more,” he added.

Earlier on Oct. 21, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said that it was more important to get details of the agreement right than it was for Trump to sign...

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