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Trade war

US and China offer different takes on resumed trade talks

Beijing seeks 'favorable atmosphere,' Washington says 'meet obligations'

BEIJING/WASHINGTON -- U.S. and Chinese officials emerged from trade talks Friday citing different expectations of the outcome as the two countries work to carry out their phase one deal.

The telephone conference, the first official bilateral trade talks since the coronavirus pandemic was declared, comes as Washington blames China directly for the spread of COVID-19.

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