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    US-China Trade Talks Marred by Uncertainty

    As high-level negotiations resume today between Beijing and Washington, the two sides face perhaps the greatest challenges yet in resolving their simmering trade dispute. Tomorrow, U.S. tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports will jump from 10 to 25 percent — a move Chinese officials, who have reportedly taken a tougher stance in talks, said would provoke “necessary countermeasures.”

    What lies ahead? If observers thought both sides were close to reaching a deal as recently as a week ago, they may now wonder whether these talks will even hold up.

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