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Trump says U.S., China will sign Phase 1 of trade deal on Jan. 15

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WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that Phase 1 of an American trade deal with China would be signed on Jan. 15 at the White House.

The president wrote in a tweet that he would sign the deal with “high level representatives of China” and that he would later travel to Beijing to begin talks on the next phase.

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“The ceremony will take place at the White House. High level representatives of China will be present,” he wrote. “At a later date I will be going to Beijing where talks will begin on Phase Two!”

The deal on the first phase was struck in December.