US-China trade talks: Neither side in a hurry to reach a deal

China likely believes it has time on its side as US President Donald Trump himself said in the days before the talks. PHOTO: AFP
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WASHINGTON - There is little to suggest that China and the United States are near a breakthrough in their trade negotiations, a range of experts and analysts in the US said following high level talks in Shanghai on Wednesday (July 31).

"Neither side feels such urgency to strike a deal that they are willing to quickly and publicly bend on core positions," the Eurasia Group said of the talks, which are due to resume in the US in September.

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