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Trump on China: Barriers and tariffs to come down for first time

Trump on China: Barriers and tariffs to come down for first time
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President TrumpDonald TrumpBiden to move ahead with billion UAE weapons sale approved by Trump Fox News hires high-profile defense team in Dominion defamation lawsuit Associate indicted in Gaetz scandal cooperating with DOJ: report MORE on Monday said that barriers to trade with China will "come down," adding that Beijing will buy agricultural products from American farmers as a result of trade talks.

“On China, Barriers and Tariffs to come down for first time,” the president wrote on Twitter 

“China has agreed to buy massive amounts of ADDITIONAL Farm/Agricultural Products - would be one of the best things to happen to our farmers in many years!” he said in a separate tweet.

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U.S. officials have been participating in ongoing discussions about trade policies with their Chinese counterparts. 

Treasury Secretary Steven MnuchinSteven MnuchinDemocrats justified in filibustering GOP, says Schumer Yellen provides signature for paper currency Biden's name will not appear on stimulus checks, White House says MORE said Sunday that the United States had put its threat to enact tariffs on Chinese imports "on hold" for the time being. 

Trump railed against China and its trade practices when he was running for president, but has since stressed a positive relationship with President Xi Jinping.

He recently sparked criticism for saying he wanted to help a Chinese telecommunications firm get "back into business" after the Commerce Department prohibited U.S. companies from selling to ZTE, claiming it violated U.S. sanctions.