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Trump praises Xi’s comments on tariffs, autos, IP; analysts say Chinese leader offered little new

April 10, 2018
President Trump on Tuesday praised Chinese President Xi Jinping for a speech in which Xi pledged to reduce some trade barriers and take steps to better protect intellectual property rights, though analysts said the remarks did not include significant new commitments likely to move the U.S. to avert promised tariffs and other actions. “Very thankful for President Xi of China’s kind words on tariffs and automobile barriers,” Trump tweeted , adding, “also, his enlightenment on intellectual property and technology transfers...

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