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US, China hail major 'progress' but White House flags March 1 deadline

President Donald Trump meeting China's Vice-Premier Liu He at the White House on Thursday. In earlier remarks, Mr Trump warned that any US-China trade pact must include sweeping changes to China's economic policies, or Washington would move ahead with stiffer tariffs.


THE United States and China said their trade war negotiations resulted in major progress as the clock ticks on a March deadline to avert a massive escalation of tariffs that could bruise the global economy.

US President Donald Trump hailed...