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    US Set for Trade Talks With China

    They’re trading places. After American officials recently visited Beijing, their Chinese counterparts are due in Washington today for another round of negotiations aimed at averting a possible trade war. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross are among the senior officials expected to meet with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He. And while the U.S. ambassador to China has said the two sides are “very far apart,” analysts believe Beijing could agree to purchase more U.S. goods — rather than selling less of its own, as Washington has demanded.

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