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Trade war: Trump 'could extend' deadline for deal with China

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US President Donald Trump has said he could extend the 1 March deadline to reach a trade deal with China if they are making good progress.Chinese and US officials will hold high-level talks this week aimed at halting their damaging trade war. US officials previously said 1 March was a hard deadline for achieving a deal to avert further tariffs.Both countries have imposed duties on billions of dollars worth of one another's goods. Deputy-level talks began this week in Beijing. High-level discussions, led by US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, are due to begin on Thursday as both sides rush to make progress before the 1 March deadline.
"If we're close to a deal where we think we can make a real deal and it's going to get done, I could see myself letting that slide for a little while," Mr Trump said referring to the March 1 deadline. "But generally speaking, I'm not inclined to do that."
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