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Trade war

Trump says China has no choice but to make trade deal

President cites comments from Beijing's lead negotiator as sign of progress

BIARRITZ, France/BEIJING -- U.S. President Donald Trump said Monday that China had lost "much more than 3 million jobs" in recent months and that President Xi Jinping has no choice but to agree to a trade deal with the U.S.

But he seemed to walk back on earlier comments made Monday that China had called to propose a resumption of the trade talks. At a wide ranging press conference at the close of the Group of Seven summit in France, Trump said he had seen a late night news alert regarding Chinese Vice Premier Liu He's comments that Beijing seeks to resolve issues with a "calm" attitude.

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