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US delays Pence's China speech, citing 'progress' in talks

Speech was expected to pound Beijing on human rights

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has postponed a planned speech widely expected to be critical of China to avoid derailing a pivotal meeting between President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping at next week's Group of 20 summit in Osaka.

"The Vice President's office is postponing Monday's speech due to progress in conversations between President Trump and President Xi," the White House informed the Wilson Center, the think tank where the speech was scheduled to take place.

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