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Trade war

US-China trade talks extend to April over differences on tariffs

Xi omits US stopover from Europe trip, eliminating March summit with Trump

WASHINGTON/BEIJING -- A hoped-for summit to wrap up a U.S.-China trade deal has been postponed from this month to April or later as Beijing bristles at Washington's demands for a one-way enforcement framework.

China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday announced the schedule for President Xi Jinping's trip to Europe later this month. Not included in the itinerary was a stopover in the U.S. for talks with President Donald Trump, which Beijing had considered as an occasion to close the trade deal. The absence essentially eliminates any chance for the two leaders to meet before the end of March.

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