China open to small trade deal
11 October 2019 | 10:06 am
The signals heading into the talks have been mixed, but China is still open to reaching a partial trade deal with the U.S., an official with direct knowledge of the talks said, signaling that Beijing is focused on limiting the damage to the world’s second-largest economy. Bloomberg China Correspondent and Anchor Selina Wang has the story.
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