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US president Donald Trump is pushing back a tear of hike on Chinese imports trump made the announcement on Twitter Sunday saying the decision was thanks to quote productive negotiations between Washington and Beijing he also said that if talks continue to go well he be meeting in person with Chinese president xi Jinping at Mar a Lago to seal a trade deal hours later he told a group of U. S. governors at the White House to get ready for quote very big news over the next week or two China's been terrific we want to make a deal that's great for both countries and that's really what we're going to be doing trump had originally planned to boost terrace on two hundred billion dollars worth of Chinese goods from ten percent to twenty five percent if the two sides could reach a deal by Friday the president said in a tweet that negotiators were making good progress on some of the key sticking points like China's forced technology transfers lack of intellectual property protection for American firms and a list of other disagreements but his top negotiator US trade representative Robert light Heiser cautioned that there are still some big hurdles ahead according to one source the biggest of these is coming up with a way to make sure China holds up it and of the deal still markets cheered news of the progress trump hasn't yet set a new deadline for a deal