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Trade war

China scrapped 30% of draft trade deal, sources say

Pages went from 150 to 105 after Chinese leadership objected to 'unequal treaty'

A rift has opened between Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump over parts of a draft trade deal that Washington considers to be crucial.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- The U.S.-China trade talks broke down after the Chinese government returned to Washington a significantly reduced version of the U.S. draft, angering President Donald Trump, Nikkei has learned.

Sources say the original 150-page document, compiled through five months of painstaking negotiations, was cut up and reduced to 105 pages.

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