BEIJING | US-China trade cease fire does little to narrow differences

BEIJING | US-China trade cease fire does little to narrow differences

BEIJING — A U.S.-Chinese cease fire on tariffs gives jittery companies and investors a respite but is no sign the two sides have changed stances in a war over Beijing’s technology ambitions that threatens to chill global economic growth.

On Monday, Asian stock markets welcomed President Donald Trump’s agreement to postpone U.S. tariff hikes on Chinese goods for 90 days while the two sides negotiate. Chinese President Xi Jinping promised in exchange to buy more American exports.

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