Here’s what’s in the first stage of the partial US-China trade agreement


US President Donald Trump (R) and China's President Xi Jinping (L) along with members of their delegations, hold a dinner meeting at the end of the G20 Leaders' Summit in Buenos Aires, on December 01, 2018. – US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping had the future of their trade dispute — and broader rivalry between the world's two top economies — on the menu at a high-stakes dinner Saturday.
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China said Tuesday it would "neither explicitly nor implicitly" force foreign companies to transfer technologies, a practice that has long been seen by the US and other countries as an economic aggression. But China has denied that it engaged in that practice to begin with, leaving some experts skeptical of change.

"The Chinese need money and want US tariffs removed," said Derek Scissors, a resident scholar at the conservative-leaning American Enterprise Institute. "Their level of interest in true liberalization remains minimal."