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White House adviser: Xi told Trump that China will meet trade targets despite virus

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Chinese President Xi Jinping told U.S. President Donald Trump that China would still meet its Phase 1 trade deal purchasing targets despite delays linked to the coronavirus, White House adviser Larry Kudlow told Bloomberg Television on Friday.

Kudlow, who spoke following a phone call between the two top leaders earlier on Friday, said there was no tension between the United States and China over the handling of the fast-moving virus outbreak.

(Reporting by Lisa Lambert; writing by Susan Heavey)