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Trade war

US and China inch toward compromise as domestic pressures mount

Beijing spares farm products while Trump flirts with idea of interim deal

The willingness of U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping to compromise will be tested in upcoming high-level trade talks. (Montage by Ken Kobayashi)

WASHINGTON/BEIJING -- Domestic political and economic pressures have pushed leaders in the U.S. and China to take baby steps toward bridging their deep divide over trade.

Beijing extended an olive branch Friday by saying it will exempt soybeans, pork and other U.S. farm products from retaliatory tariffs.

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