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Key events in Trump's China trade talks

After meeting for dinner in December 2018 on the sidelines of a major international summit in Argentina, President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping raised the prospect of an imminent deal to end their tit-for-tat trade war.

Trump mum on Hong Kong bill signing, citing trade talks

President Donald Trump would not say Friday whether he plans to sign legislation enacting tough sanctions on China for its crackdown in Hong Kong, cementing the impression Trump ranks the economic relationship with Beijing higher than human rights.

Xi Jinping demands end to violent protests

Chinese President Xi Jinping praised Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam's leadership and hard work during a surprise meeting in Shanghai Monday, despite months of violent protests on her watch.

Xi vows attempts to split China will fail

Chinese President Xi Jinping warned adversaries on Sunday that any attempt to split China will "end in crushed bodies and shattered bones" according to state-media, as anti-government protesters in Hong Kong returned to the streets for a 19th consecutive weekend.