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Trade war

US and China extend trade talks as Trump hails progress

Additional day suggests advances on farm goods and energy

The Ministry of Commerce in Beijing, the venue of the U.S.-China trade talks, is seen on Monday.    © Kyodo

BEIJING/WASHINGTON -- The U.S. and China will extend working-level trade talks in Beijing to Wednesday, officials said, in an apparent sign of progress by the Trump administration on increasing Chinese imports of American farm goods and energy.

The extension was announced as U.S. President Donald Trump expressed optimism toward the negotiations.

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