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Trump says China called, requested to restart trade talks

Donald Trump says that China has requested to restart the two countries' trade talks. The statement came just hours after China's top negotiator called for calm after a weekend of back-and-forth tariffs that rocked global stocks.

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US President Donald Trump said China has asked to re-start trade talks, hours after Beijing's top negotiator publicly called for calm in response to a weekend of tit-for-tat tariff increases that sent global stocks plunging.

"China called last night our trade people and said let's get back to the table," Trump said on the sidelines of the Group of 7 meeting in Biarritz, France. "They understand how life works."

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