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Trump Welcomes China's Suspension of Tariff Hikes


President Donald Trump in Washington.
President Donald Trump in Washington.

U.S. President Donald Trump is welcoming China's suspension of tariff hikes on the United States.

"They have just suspended U.S. Tariff Hikes. U.S. is doing very well. China wants to make a big and very comprehensive deal. It could happen, and rather soon!" Trump said on Twitter Friday.

China says beginning January 1, it will suspend raising tariffs for 90 days on $126 billion in U.S.-made cars, trucks and auto parts.

The leaders of the two world powers, Presidents Xi Jinping and Donald Trump, agreed earlier this month to call a truce on their trade dispute.

"Suspension of the tariffs is a concrete measure to implement the consensus reached by the two heads of state," the Tariff Commission Office of China's State Council said in a statement.

Trump had already agreed to suspend planned U.S. tariff increases on Chinese goods while the countries negotiate.

Confusion and anxiety about the tariff plans have roiled stock markets.

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