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White House Says It Still Aims to Sign US-China Trade Deal Next Month

White House Says It Still Aims to Sign US-China Trade Deal Next Month
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Wednesday, 30 October 2019 01:09 PM

The Trump administration still expects to sign an initial trade agreement with China next month despite the cancellation of the APEC summit in Chile where officials had hoped to finalize the pact, the White House said on Wednesday.

The White House said that it appeared that the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum did not yet have an alternate location planned for its Nov. 11-17 meeting after Chile earlier on Wednesday canceled its plan to host world leaders.

"We look forward to finalizing Phase One of the historic trade deal with China within the same time frame," the White House said.

Chilean President Sebastián Piñera said Wednesday he is canceling the summit so he can focus on nearly two weeks of nationwide protests over economic inequality that have left 20 dead and damaged infrastructure around the country.

White House spokesman Hogan Gidley said the administration would await information about a possible new host city.

Gidley added that Trump wanted to sign the deal with China "within the same time frame," hinting that a separate event could occur outside a summit.

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The Trump administration still expects to sign an initial trade agreement with China next month despite the cancellation of the APEC summit in Chile where officials had hoped to finalize the pact, the White House said on Wednesday.The White House said that it appeared that...
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