While Trump is clearly unwilling to negotiate with Democratic leaders on the shutdown, his Vice President Mike Pence thinks Democrats were "unwilling to even negotiate" an end to the partial government shutdown.
Washington and Beijing imposed tit-for-tat tariffs on more than $300 billion worth of goods in total two-way trade this year.
The partial federal shutdown can drag into Christmas as US President Donald Trump and congressional leaders remain stuck in a standoff over his border wall with Mexico.
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