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>> Progress has been made in the trade dispute between the US and China, who has agreed to take measures to boost imports from the US to reduce America's trade deficit. But there's been no mention of the $200 billion target the White House touted this week, and which China has denied agreeing to.
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> What they have agreed to is to keep talking about the measures under which China would purchase more American goods and services. That's according to a joint statement, which said that there was a consensus on reducing the $335 billion annual trade gap. That trade imbalance has drawn intense criticism from President Trump.
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>> We have been ripped off by China.>> Who has threatened to impose up to $150 billion in punitive tariffs to combat what he says is Beijing's misappropriation of US technology The statement made no mention of whether restrictions would loosen on Chinese telecoms equipment maker, ZTE. Which Trump this week tweeted he would help get back into business fast.