Chinese, U.S. Trade Negotiators Inch Toward a Broad Agreement

 wsj.com  02/15/2019 12:17:00   Lingling Wei and Lingling Wei The Wall Street Journal BiographyLingling Wei Lingling.Wei@wsj.com Bob Davis Bob Davis The Wall Street Journal BiographyBob Davis @bobdavis

U.S. negotiators are heading to Beijing this week to continue trade talks as a March 1 deadline to reach a deal nears. Is an agreement to end the trade dispute on the horizon? WSJ's Gerald F. Seib explains. Photo: Getty

BEIJING—China and the U.S. inched toward a broad agreement aimed at defusing their market-rattling trade tensions, with top negotiators agreeing to further talks next week in Washington after a weeklong session here.

In the latest round, senior officials from both sides made some progress in sketching out the agreement, which would be in the form of a memorandum of understanding, according to people briefed on the talks. They described it as a bare-bones pact that both sides said could serve as the framework for a deal that...

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