The United States and China have consented to a provisional ceasefire in their exchange debate in front of a gathering between pioneers of the two countries at the G20 summit this end of the week, the South China Morning Post gave an account of Thursday, refering to sources.

Details of the agreement, which would halt the next round of U.S. tariffs on an additional $300 billion of Chinese goods, are being laid out in press releases and will be out as coordinated press releases and not a joint statement, the newspaper said.

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s gathering with U.S. President Donald Trump is restrictive upon Washington consenting to such a speculative understanding, SCMP announced, refering to one source with information of the plans.

Trump is set to hold much-foreseen exchange converses with Xi Osaka at 11:30 a.m. (0230 GMT) on Saturday, a White House representative told correspondents on Wednesday.

Trump said on Wednesday a trade deal with Xi was possible this weekend but he is prepared to impose U.S. tariffs on virtually all remaining Chinese imports if the two countries continue to disagree.

China and the United States have effectively forced duties of up to 25% on many billions of dollars of one another’s products in an exchange war that has kept going almost a year.

Relations among Washington and Beijing have spiraled descending since talks crumpled in May, when the United States blamed China for reneging on vows to change its economy.

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