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Trade war

US commerce chief says initial China trade deal in sight

Wilbur Ross sidesteps report of Trump rolling back tariffs on $112bn of goods

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, left, shakes hands with China's Premier Li Keqiang at a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit in Bangkok on Monday.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Wilbur Ross, the U.S. commerce secretary, is "reasonably optimistic" about a swift signing of an initial agreement to resolve over a year of trade tensions between the U.S. and China.

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