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Trump muddies his deadline for trade concessions by China

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump telegraphed flexibility about his deadline for resolving the trade war with China, saying Thursday that the disputes could be settled only by another face-to-face meeting between himself and President Xi Jinping and that he might be willing to "just postpone for a little while."

A few hours later, the White House sought to walk back the walkback, putting out a statement referring to the March 1 date for wrapping up trade talks with China as a "hard deadline."

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