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Trump sets date for signing US-China 'deal'

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Donald Trump has announced he will sign a long-awaited trade agreement with China on 15 January.The pact, a "phase one" deal, is expected to reduce tensions between the two economic giants.The US president said the treaty would be signed in Washington in the presence of "high level representatives" from China."At a later date I will be going to Beijing where talks will begin on Phase Two!" the President wrote on Twitter.Mr Trump recently called off plans for tariff increases on Chinese goods, citing progress on the deal.
The text has not been shared publicly but earlier this month the two sides said China had promised to increase purchases of US agricultural products and boost intellectual property protections, while the US rolled back some tariffs.
'Comprehensive' deal
Mr Trump previously said he wanted to see a wide-ranging deal, which he would sign with President Xi Jinping.
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However, the US has left some of its biggest issues, such as China's subsidies for certain firms, for further discussions. Nevertheless his tweet referred to a "comprehensive phase one deal".
Skip Twitter post by @realDonaldTrump
I will be signing our very large and comprehensive Phase One Trade Deal with China on January 15. The ceremony will take place at the White House. High level representatives of China will be present. At a later date I will be going to Beijing where talks will begin on Phase Two!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 31, 2019
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