President Trump on Sunday again put off a self-imposed deadline for raising tariffs on Chinese imported goods, saying negotiators for the United States and China made “substantial progress” in trade talks over the weekend. The move by Trump to back away from a significant escalation in tariffs could be a sign that he may be preparing to end his months-long trade war with China. At a minimum, it clears the way for further negotiations and a possible face-to-face meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping next month, for the two leaders to wrap up a deal. “As a result of these very productive talks, I will be delaying the U.S. increase in tariffs now scheduled for March 1,” Trump tweeted Sunday evening. “Assuming both sides make additional progress, we will be planning a Summit for President Xi and myself, at Mar-a-Lago, to conclude an agreement. A very good weekend for U.S. & China!” “If all works well, we’re going to have some very big news over the next week or two,” Trump later told the nation’s governors as he hosted a black-tie dinner for them at the White House. “We still have a little ways to go,” he added moments later…. Read full this story
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