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Markets buoyed as US-China trade talks extended amid signs of progress

2019-01-09 09:36:44       source:The Guardian

January 9, 2019

The United States and China will continue trade talks in Beijing for an unscheduled third day, US officials said on Tuesday amid signs of progress on issues including purchases of US farm and energy commodities and increased access to China’s markets.

People familiar with the talks said the world’s two largest economies were further apart on Chinese structural reforms that the Trump administration is demanding in order to stop alleged theft and forced transfer of US technology and on how to hold Beijing to its promises.

“Talks with China are going very well!” US president Donald Trump tweeted without elaborating, as talks wound down late on Tuesday evening in Beijing.

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