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US-China trade talks conclude as hopes of a deal build

BEIJING: Chinese and US teams ended trade talks here that lasted longer than expected and officials said details will be released soon, raising hopes an all-out trade war that could badly disrupt the global economy can be avoided.


China still ‘cautiously optimistic’ on trade talks

BEIJING: China and the United States have agreed to hold more trade talks in Beijing, Vice-Premier Liu He said as US President Donald Trump ordered his trade chief to begin the process of imposing tariffs on all remaining imports from China.


First day of US-China trade talks end; Trump's tariff hike set to take effect

WASHINGTON: Top U.S. and Chinese trade negotiators concluded the first of two days of talks on Thursday to rescue a trade deal that is close to collapsing as Washington prepares to go ahead with plans to hike tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars of goods imported from China.


Trump readies more China tariffs as make-or-break trade talks start

WASHINGTON/BEIJING: U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he was taking steps to authorise new tariffs on $325 billion in Chinese imports as officials began last-ditch talks to avert an escalation of a trade war that threatens to derail the global economy.


Trump delays increase in tariffs on Chinese goods, cites progress in talks

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump said on Sunday he would delay an increase in U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods scheduled for later this week thanks to progress in trade talks and said if progress continued, he and Chinese President Xi Jinping would seal a deal

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Koreas holding talks to reduce tensions on border

SEOUL: The rival Koreas were holding rare high-level military talks to discuss reducing tensions across their heavily fortified border.

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Lower threshold for talks,

Seoul: South Korean President Moon Jae-in urged the United States to “lower the threshold for talks” with the North as his aides held rare talks with a Pyongyang general on ways to defuse tensions.


Trump says US, Chinese teams to restart trade talks ahead of G20

WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he had spoken to Chinese President Xi Jinping and that the two leaders' teams would restart trade talks after a long lull in order to prepare for a meeting at the G20 summit later this month.

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N. Korea to hold talks after standoff

SEOUL: The United States and North Korea plan to hold high-level talks in Washington as soon as this week to discuss a second summit of their leaders, following a prolonged stalemate in nuclear talks, South Korean media said.


Trump calls trade war with China 'little squabble,' says talks ongoing

WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday called the trade war with China "a little squabble" and insisted talks between the world's two largest economies had not collapsed, as investors remained on guard for a further escalation of tit-for-tat tariffs