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

Beijing believes it has time on its side, while Trump may gain from no deal ahead of polls

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 this week.

"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 next month.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 02, 2019, with the headline 'US-China trade talks: Neither side in a hurry to reach deal'. Print Edition | Subscribe