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How US-China talks differ from any other trade deal

WASHINGTON: The trade deal that US negotiators are seeking with China may have more in common with a sanctions-monitoring regime than a traditional trade pact. The administration of US President Donald Trump is pushing China to agree to regular reviews of its compliance as a condition of any trade deal between the world’s two biggest economies, according to people familiar with the talks. The proposal for reviews is one key way in a US-China deal could differ from typical trade deals across the world, in part because…

Easing tensions, US, China to hold top-level security talks

WASHINGTON: The United States and China will hold top-level security talks on Friday, the State Department announced, in a sign of easing tensions after months of escalation over trade and regional disputes. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will host their Chinese counterparts in Washington for the second US-China Diplomatic and Security Dialogue, following a meeting in June 2017. The announcement of talks with senior Communist Party foreign affairs official Yang Jiechi and General Wei…