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US and China call time but tension, trade gap remain

Trade war averted but differences remain, especially in area of technology, say analysts

The United States and China may have pressed the pause button on a much-feared trade war that could hurt the global economy.

But substantial differences remain between the world's top two economies, especially in the area of technology, say analysts.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 22, 2018, with the headline 'US and China call time but tension, trade gap remain'. Print Edition | Subscribe