'Regret and unhappiness': China offers muted response to US trade deal

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State media plays down agreement, in contrast to Donald Trump’s assertion it is the ‘biggest deal anyone has ever seen’

Reaction in China to the US trade deal has been muted, with state media playing down news of the agreement signed in Washington and adopting a conciliatory tone.

On Wednesday, Donald Trump and the Chinese vice-premier, Liu He, signed an initial pact that hits pause on more than two years of escalating trade tensions. China pledged to buy more US products while the US called off additional tariffs on Chinese goods, among other measures agreed between the two sides.

Related: Trump signs China trade pact and boasts of ‘the biggest deal ever seen’

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