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USA officials insist that the American economy is more resilient to the tumult than China's, but they remain anxious of the economic effects of a prolonged showdown - as Trump has made economic growth the benchmark by which he wants his administration judged. Wang Shouwen, China's vice minister of commerce, said both sides will step up negotiations on eliminating the 10 percent tariff, according to Chinese state media outlet China Daily.

Mr. Trump said he plans to move forward with increasing tariff levels on Chinese products to 25 percent in January, saying in a Wall Street Journal interview Wednesday that it is "highly unlikely" that he would comply with China's request to hold off on the increase.

Sanders said the two leaders had agreed to begin immediate negotiations on "structural changes" on chronic issues of contention, including the practice of forcing USA investors to hand over technological knowhow, intellectual property protection and non-tariff barriers to entry for United States businesses. But if negotiators can't come to a broader agreement at the end of that time, the tariffs will rise, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in the statement.

In May, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin declared the trade war "on hold" after Beijing agreed to increase its purchases of U.S. soybeans and liquefied natural gas - a move that could have put a dent in China's massive trade surplus with the United States.

"It's an incredible deal". China responded by imposing its own round of tariffs.

"If you really did get rid of both" the existing NAFTA and the new agreement, "that would be a disaster", he said.

All G-20 leaders called for reforming the World Trade Organization and the issue will be discussed during the group's next summit in Osaka, Japan, in June. "This is very much a temporary pause", he writes. "But it is not a ceasefire as some already are touting".

For American farmers, who have suffered since President Donald Trump unleashed tariffs on China, and Beijing hit back with its own tariffs, mostly on American agricultural products, the truce is light at the end of a tunnel of falling profits. The U.S. President has been known to stonewall the completion of joint communiqués in worldwide meetings by opposing the positions of other world leaders. He did not respond to a reporter's question about whether he regrets his past criticism of the 41st president, and his son, George W. Bush, who was the 43rd president.

Trump withdrew his threat to raise the U.S. tariffs even more on January 1, in return for a promise from China to buy more United States goods and enter into a 90-day period of talks to resolve their differences. That increase has now been deferred.

The meeting ran longer than scheduled, ending after more than two hours.

USA intelligence agencies concluded the Saudi prince was behind the killing.

However, tensions still pivoted around the meeting between Trump and Xi over trade.

As part of the deal, China also agreed to start purchasing agricultural products from USA farmers immediately, the White House said.

"Climate change presents numerous challenges to sustaining and enhancing crop productivity, livestock health, and the economic vitality of rural communities", the report reads, adding that water supplies in the USA could also be impacted by climate change.

"China and the United States are two important countries with major influence in the world and shoulder important responsibilities for worldwide peace and prosperity", he said.

Xi also said that he was open to approving the previously unapproved Qualcomm-NXP deal should it again be presented to him, the White House added. For more than a year, Trump has raised concerns about the synthetic opioid being sent from China to the United States, which is facing an epidemic of opioid-related deaths.

The dinner was moved up by about an hour after USA leader's schedule opened up on Saturday.


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