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Trade war

Mind the gap: China and US send mixed signals on trade deal

Beijing stays mum on details as Trump talks up win for farmers

WASHINGTON/BEIJING -- Signs are emerging that the U.S. and China attach differing degrees of significance to last week's partial trade agreement, which U.S. President Donald Trump hailed as "the greatest and biggest deal ever" for American farmers.

The Chinese side's response to last week's "phase 1 deal," struck during high-level talks in Washington, has been more muted, raising questions about exactly how much progress was made.

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