Trump says it would be 'monumental' if U.S. can reach deal with China

By REUTERS
June 29, 2019 06:32
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US President Donald Trump said on Saturday he was open to a trade deal with Chinese President Xi Jinping that would be "monumental", as they began high-stake talks that could ease tensions or plunge the world's two largest economies into a deeper trade war.


"I actually think that we were very close and then something happened where it slipped a little bit and now we’re getting a little bit closer," Trump said on the sidelines of the Group of 20 (G20) meeting in Osaka, western Japan.
"But it would be historic if we could do a fair trade deal. We’re totally open to it and you’re totally open to it," he said.


"I think this will be a very productive meeting and I think we can go on to do something that truly will be monumental," he added. 


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