Trump sets White House meeting with Chinese trade negotiator

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PAUL WISEMAN AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he would meet at the White House on Friday with the leader of the Chinese negotiating team now in Washington for the latest round of talks aimed at ending a 15-month trade battle that is weighing on the global economy. With expectations for this week's talks low, Trump tweeted Thursday: "Big day of negotiations with China. They want to make a deal, but do I?" Chinese Vice Premier Liu He is leading the delegation in negotiations with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. The 13th round of talks began Thursday. The world's two biggest economies are deadlocked over U.S. allegations that China steals technology and pressures foreign companies to hand over trad
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