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Trade war

China delegation cancels US farm trip after trade talks wrap

Sudden change in schedule casts shadow over October negotiations

U.S. President Donald Trump faces a joint news conference with Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Sept. 20.   © Reuters

NEW YORK -- A Chinese trade delegation is heading back to Beijing earlier than scheduled, having canceled a planned visit to U.S. farms after mid-level trade talks wrapped in Washington.

The sudden itinerary change, confirmed Friday by the Montana Farm Bureau Federation, is putting a damper on U.S.-China trade optimism, sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average down more than 200 points.

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