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Trump says day one of US-China trade talks went very well

Donald Trump says the first day of the latest round of negotiations between the US and China went "very well". The high-level talks are expected to resume on Friday in Washington, DC.

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President Donald Trump said the first day of high-level trade negotiations between the US and China on Thursday went “very well” and that he plans to meet with the top Chinese negotiator Friday.

The talks between Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin are expected to resume Friday, Trump told reporters as he left the White House. It’s the first senior-level in-person talks since late July to try and end an 18-month trade war that is taking a toll on the global economy and US manufacturing.

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