Trump visit to China gets going with US$9bn in trade deals as Beijing hints there is more to come

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China and the United States signed US$9 billion of deals on Wednesday afternoon, just hours after U.S. President Donald Trump landed in Beijing. The two countries sealed a total of 19 deals covering bioscience, aviation and smart manufacturing, official media reported.

The signing ceremony in the Great Hall of the People was overseen by Wang Yang, China’s vice-premier in charge of economic issues, and U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. 

Wang, a new member of the powerful Politburo Standing Committee, told commercial representatives from both countries that the contract signing was just a “warm-up” and there would be more “good things” on Thursday.

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