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China presses Trump to compromise on trade war demands ahead of key meeting

BEIJING - Chinese officials on Monday demanded compromise from the Trump administration, with hopes for an end to a bruising trade war resting on a key meeting this week with China's Xi Jinping.

China's vice minister of commerce, Wang Shouwen, told journalists Monday that compromise had to come from both sides.

"Both sides must make compromises and concessions, not just one party," Wang said.

Relations are prickly in the lead-up to the meeting on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit in Osaka, Japan. After trade talks broke down last month, the U.S. increased tariffs on Chinese goods worth about $200 billion to 25% from 10% and threatened tariffs on $325 billion more. Presidents Donald Trump

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