German chancellor Angela Merkel may have new common ground with Xi Jinping as she leaves for a state visit to China at a time when both China and Europe are grappling with the US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal and increasing US protectionism.
President Trump and Chinese leader Xi agreed to a 90-day stop to new tariffs in a step to slow an ongoing trade war. The meeting came on the heels of a G20 summit that called for revamping world trade rules.
US President Donald Trump isn't interested in international cooperation, but the other G20 members take a different stance. A clash seems unavoidable at the group's summit. Bernd Riegert reports from Buenos Aires.
China is trying to highlight it is open to importing more at a time it is under pressure to open its markets further. Critics say it is more talk than action.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has hailed a "special strategic and global partnership" with Japan, the second-largest economy in Asia. Japan is aiming to expand free trade relations amid US' protectionist policies.
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