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Trump says tariffs will stay until China complies with deal

The US president says he will wait until he is sure China is complying with any trade deal before he rolls back tariffs.

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President Donald Trump said he'll keep tariffs on China until he's sure Beijing is complying with any trade deal, refuting expectations that the two nations will agree to roll back duties as part of a lasting truce to their trade war.

"We're not talking about removing them, we're talking about leaving them for a substantial period of time, because we have to make sure that if we do the deal with China that China lives by the deal," Trump told reporters at the White House Wednesday before leaving for Ohio. "They've had a lot of problems living by certain deals."

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