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President Donald Trump sent seven key advisers to China last week.
The round of talks shows "a gaping distance between the US and China," experts say.
The distance makes further trade restrictions and a trade battle escalation more likely.
"In the short term, a lack of concessions from Chinese officials (at least publicly) may encourage President Trump to continue to hit China, or hit back harder, in the trade dispute," one analyst said.
The group of Trump...