Increased optimism on US-China talks: Experts

US President Donald Trump meeting Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He in the Oval Office of the White House on Thursday. Before the meeting, Mr Trump had told reporters that he intended to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping soon to finalise a deal.
US President Donald Trump meeting Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He in the Oval Office of the White House on Thursday. Before the meeting, Mr Trump had told reporters that he intended to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping soon to finalise a deal.PHOTO: REUTERS

They cite positive signs such as Trump's meeting with China V-P, road map for next round of talks

The United States and China are getting closer towards reaching a possible trade deal, and experts said they are increasingly optimistic such an outcome will be reached before the end of the trade war truce on March 1.

Both sides concluded two days of trade negotiations in Washington on Thursday and, in public statements on the closed-door meetings, hailed progress made on issues including protection of intellectual property rights, the trade deficit and forced technology transfers.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 02, 2019, with the headline 'Increased optimism on US-China talks: Experts'. Print Edition | Subscribe