Beijing — China said on Monday that it would seek backing for free trade and multilateralism at the Group of 20 (G20) summit this week, as it denounced protectionism while it fights a tariffs war with the US.

A meeting between Chinese leader Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the gathering in Osaka, Japan, has fuelled the hope for a truce in the increasingly damaging standoff between the world’s top two economies.

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