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U.S. Sees China Trade Pushback as Trump Touts Progress

  • China said to view negotiations as still ongoing as expected
  • Trump says on Tuesday that China talks ‘are going very well’
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Some U.S. Officials Said to See China Backtracking on Trade Offers
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Some U.S. negotiators are concerned that China is pushing back against American demands in trade talks, according to people familiar with the negotiations, even as President Donald Trump sounded optimistic about reaching a deal that could boost his reelection chances.

Chinese officials have shifted their stance because after agreeing to changes to their intellectual-property policies, they haven’t received assurances from the Trump administration that tariffs imposed on their exports would be lifted, two of the people said on condition of anonymity.