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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

China Talks Over WTO

BEIJING -- China said talks Monday with the United States on nailing down a deal for entry into the World Trade Organization had been "constructive" after earlier discussions yielded little progress.

The official Xinhua news agency quoted chief Chinese negotiator Long Yongtu as saying both sides regarded the talks as "constructive" and "beneficial to both sides."

Xinhua said Friday two days of talks had ended with "no obvious results."

But American head negotiator Robert Cassidy did not head home on Sunday as scheduled and the tone of Xinhua's brief report on Monday suggested progress was being made.