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China has agreed to buy up to $1.2 trillion in U.S. goods - CNBC

China has agreed to buy up to $1.2 trillion in U.S. goods - CNBC
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China has agreed to buy up to $1.2 trillion (£918.34 billion) in goods from the United States as part of the current negotiations to end the trade war between the countries, CNBC reported on Friday, citing sources familiar with the situation.

CNBC said though that the two sides remain far apart on a key issue for the United States: the forced transfer of intellectual property. Negotiators have been meeting in Washington this week, with President Donald Trump scheduled to talk with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He on Friday afternoon, in the hopes of coming closer to a trade deal before March 1, when U.S. tariffs on a variety of goods are set to rise to 25 percent from 10 percent.

(Reporting by Lisa Lambert and Timothy Ahmann in Washington; Editing by James Dalgleish)

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