Trump rejects trade talks with Chinese counterpart Xi before March 1

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Trump rejects trade talks with Chinese counterpart Xi before March 1

US President Donald Trump has rejected any meeting with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping before 1st of next month, a deadline set by the two countries to achieve a trade deal.

He was replying to a query during an event in the Oval Office in Washington.

The remarks confirmed comments from administration officials who said the two men were unlikely to meet before the deadline, dampening hopes of a quick trade pact and sparking a drop in US stock markets.