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Trade war

Trump and Xi express hope for trade deal in 'very good' call

Chinese leader says he wants to 'meet each other halfway'

 Xi and Trump are seeking to deescalate the U.S.-Chinese battle over trade.   © Reuters

WASHINGTON/BEIJING -- U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that "big progress" was being made toward a trade deal with China after a telephone call with President Xi Jinping, whom a Chinese statement reported as eager for an agreement.

"Just had a long and very good call with President Xi of China," Trump tweeted.

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