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US President Donald Trump signs a trade agreement with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, in the East Room of the White House, in Washington.

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US President Donald Trump shakes hands with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, after signing a trade agreement in the East Room of the White House, in Washington.

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Tugboats manuever a container ship at a port in Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong province. Chinese imports of American goods plunged in July as a tariff war with Washington intensified.

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Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, right, looks over as U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, third from left, gestures near Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, second from left, before the start of talks at the Xijiao Conference Center in Shanghai.

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A worker wipes a dog sculpture outside a luxury fashion boutique under construction at the capital city's popular shopping mall in Beijing. Amid the trade war with the United States, Chinese President Xi Jinping is expressing confidence in the resilience of the Chinese economy.

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Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, center, and United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, right, speak with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, left, as he departs the Office of the United States Trade Representative in Washington.

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China Shipping Company and other containers are stacked at the Virginia International's terminal in Portsmouth, Virginia.

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A container ship is unloaded at the Virginia International Gateway terminal in Norfolk, Virginia. US President Donald Trump's latest tariff hike on Chinese goods took effect Friday and Beijing said it would retaliate, escalating a battle over China's technology ambitions and other trade tensions.

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US President Donald Trump, left, listens as U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, second from right, talks with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, second from left, during their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington.

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Aides gesture as U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, left, Chinese Vice Premier and lead trade negotiator Liu He, second right, and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, second left, line up for a photo before the opening session of trade negotiations at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing.

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Members of a U.S. trade delegation arrive at the China's Ministry of Commerce as deputy U.S. trade representative Jeffrey D. Gerrish attends his second day meeting with Chinese officials in Beijing

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Deputy U.S. trade representative Jeffrey D. Gerrish, center, leaves his hotel in Beijing. The U.S. delegation led by Gerrish began trade negotiations on Monday ahead of U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer who will arrive later this week to hold a new round of high-level trade talks with China.

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US President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington.

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A man with his luggage sits on a bench in a shape of a mocked aerial bomb and a U.S. flag outside a fashion boutique selling U.S. brand clothing at the capital city's popular shopping mall in Beijing. U.S. President Donald Trump expects to meet with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping to try to resolve a six-month trade standoff after U.S. and Chinese negotiators ended two days of talks without settling the toughest issues that divide the world's two biggest economies. The White House says the two countries made progress but "much work remains to be done."

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US President Donald Trump with China's President Xi Jinping during their bilateral meeting, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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A rubber tire gantry moves to the next stack of shipping containers at the Port of Savannah in Savannah, Georgia. The United States and China launched what Beijing called the "biggest trade war in economic history" imposing tariffs on billions of dollars of each other's goods amid a spiraling dispute over technology.

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U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, second from left, leaves his hotel in Beijing. U.S. Commerce Secretary Ross has arrived in Beijing for talks on China's promise to buy more American goods after Washington revived tensions by renewing its threat of tariff hikes on Chinese high-tech exports.

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