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Al Jazeera 27 Mar 2020

Xi urges Trump to improve US-China ties amid coronavirus feud

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The United States and China have pledged to work closely together to fight the pandemic.
Presidents Xi Jinping and Donald Trump held a phone call and agreed to boost cooperation despite a continuing trade war.
That is after China announced it is banning foreign arrivals to block imported cases.
Al Jazeera's Divya Gopalan reports.


During a press conference, Mayor Bill de Blasio calls on President Trump to help his hometown of New York "back on our feet" with another stimulus package.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a news conference on Thursday that he spoke with President Trump about his city's needs during the coronavirus outbreak.
President Trump has both praised China's response to the coronavirus outbreak and criticized China for not being forthcoming enough about the virus amid the outbreak.
The United States has announced that it would pull out of the Open Skies treaty which allows member countries to conduct unarmed surveillance flights over 35 participating states.
President Donald Trump said he was withdrawing the US from the treaty as Russia had repeatedly violated its terms.
He said he intended to renegotiate - or get a new deal with Russia - and was interested in getting China on board.

Al Jazeera's Rob Reynolds reports.

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