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Trump uses UN speech to hit China over trade weeks before talks

Donald Trump used his speech at the UN Assembly in New York to repeat complaints about China and its trade practices shortly before negotiators from the two countries are set to meet in Washington.

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US President Donald Trump used his speech at the United Nations General Assembly to reiterate complaints about China’s trade practices just weeks before negotiators from both sides are due to meet in Washington.

After vowing to reach a quick trade deal with the UK following its departure from the European Union, Trump said two decades of expectations that freer trade with China would prompt it to be more market-friendly had failed.

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