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    Trump, Xi Strike Positive Tone on Trade

    After months of worsening ties between Beijing and Washington, President Trump said he held “a long and very good” phone call yesterday with Chinese President Xi Jingping. On state television, Xi said the U.S. and Chinese delegations should “strengthen contact” with an eye toward reaching a consensus on trade. Meanwhile, Bloomberg reported that Trump asked Cabinet members to draft a possible trade deal aimed at de-escalating the conflict — which could be signed at this month’s G-20 summit in Argentina, where the two leaders are expected to meet.

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