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Trump says he is prepared to wait to strike US-China trade deal

Victor Mallet in Paris, James Politi in Washington and Jim Brunsden in Brussels

Donald Trump declared on Tuesday that he was prepared to wait until after the US election next year to reach a trade deal with China, fuelling global economic tensions and unnerving investors a day after the US stepped up a dispute with EU allies. Mr Trump said there was no deadline for the US-China talks, raising doubts about the prospects for resolving the dispute with Beijing.