US-China trade war: Deal or no deal? - BBC News Review

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The deal brought relief, temporarily at least, with the US postponing moves to increase tariffs on China in the new year. But now there is widespread confusion over the details with senior figures in the White House contradicting each other.
China has so far refused to confirm claims from President Trump that it will remove and then reduce tariffs on cars imported from the US.
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