Hopes of progress in US-China trade talks; Xi retraces Mao’s 1949 footsteps, visits the Fragrant Hills 香山; Controversy over Australian MP’s China ties

There is more whiplash today over US-China trade talks, with optimism increasing for some sort of an October deal as competing news outlets offer different takes on what may be going on behind the scenes.

President Trump tweets from last night and this morning sound positive for those hoping for a cease fire:

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