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Trump presses China to reverse stance on structural reform if it wants trade deal

2019-06-12 10:03:40       source:Straits Times

June 12, 2019

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) -- President Donald Trump said on Tuesday (June 11) that he was holding up a trade deal with China and had no interest in moving ahead unless Beijing agrees again to four or five "major points" that Trump did not specify.

"China is a major competitor and right now China wants to make a deal very badly," Trump told reporters at the White House as he departed on a trip to Iowa.

"It's me right now that's holding up the deal. And we're going to either do a great deal with China or we're not doing a deal at all."

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