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12/4, 1:08 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Potential US-China deal signing will be without presidents - report

The possible signing ceremony of the potential trade agreement between the United States and China may not involve the presidents of the two countries, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing unnamed officials from both sides.

According to the Chinese sources, President Xi Jinping would skip any signing ceremony in America as "anti-China voices are getting louder." Beijing saw how Japan sent its ambassador in Washington to seal Tokyo's trade deal with the US, with US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer signing it on behalf of his country. American President Donald Trump was present, however. The government in Beijing is, therefore, considering sending its Vice Premier Liu He to ink the deal if it gets reached.

The involvement of Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is also seen as a positive development in the negotiations, according to the report.

Breaking the News / MS