CHINA OPEN TO PARTIAL TRADE DEAL 

China is open to a limited trade resolution with the U.S., as the world's second-largest economy attempts to de-escalate simmering trade tensions, according to Bloomberg News on Wednesday, citing people with direct knowledge of tariff talks. 
 
A separate report from the Financial Times indicates that China has offered to increase by 50% purchases of agricultural products from U.S. farmers to $50 billion. The reports come amid intensifying animosities between the U.S. and China, with both countries announcing plans to implement visa restrictions against each other in recent days. 
 
Earlier, Washington has added  28 Chinese companies, government offices and security bureaus to a United States blacklist over their alleged role in facilitating human rights abuses in China's Xinjiang region.
 
In a statement, the United States Commerce Department said "these entities have been implicated in human rights violations and abuses in the implementation of China's campaign of repression, mass arbitrary detention, and high-technology surveillance against Uyghurs, Kazakhs, and other members of Muslim minority groups in (Xinjiang)."