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China, US conclude Shanghai talks without signaling progress

The two superpowers wrapped up a new round of trade talks without clear evidence of progress made toward ending the protracted trade dispute.

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China and the US concluded a new round of trade talks in Shanghai on Wednesday following a hiatus of almost three months, with little immediate evidence of progress being made toward ending their year-long dispute.

US delegates including Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer wrapped up talks with their Chinese counterparts including Vice Premier Liu He Wednesday afternoon at the Xijiao State Guest Hotel, a leafy compound of luxury reception buildings and accommodation in the west of the port city, according to a pool report. The US delegation was headed to the airport, the report said.

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