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White House adviser says deal with China difficult without deep policy changes

White House adviser says deal with China difficult without deep policy changes
White House trade advisor Peter Navarro gives a television interview on the driveway leading to the West Wing of the White House in Washington, U.S. December 10, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst -
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JONATHAN ERNST(Reuters)
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States and China might not reach a trade deal at the close of a 90-day negotiating window unless Beijing can agree to a profound overhaul of its economic policies, White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said.

In an interview with Japanese business daily Nikkei published on Friday, Navarro said it would be “difficult” to strike a deal without China being ready for a full overhaul of its policies for trade and industry.

(Reporting by Makina Brice and Jason Lange; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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