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Trade war

China wants immediate end to tariffs, but US opposed

Remaining sticking points to potentially delay Trump-Xi deal until April

Workers transport soybeans at a Chinese port. Beijing levied retaliatory tariffs on U.S. soybeans last year.    © Reuters

BEIJING/WASHINGTON -- The U.S. and China are apparently at odds over the lifting of punitive tariffs, with Beijing insisting on an immediate removal upon reaching a trade agreement and Washington seeking to preserve some as future leverage.

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