The Wall Street Journal: Trump ‘likely’ to announce summit plans at meeting with China’s vice premier

WASHINGTON — President Trump may announce plans for a summit with China’s President Xi Jinping on Thursday when he meets with the country’s vice premier, signaling that contentious trade talks between the two countries may be nearing conclusion.

An announcement of a summit date is “likely” to come while Trump meets with the Chinese leader’s special envoy, Vice Premier Liu He, at the White House on Thursday, according to an administration official, but discussions remain fluid and those plans could change.

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The administration has been pressing China for more than a year to make fundamental changes in its industrial policies, including reducing subsidies, ending pressure on U.S.

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