U.S-China trade talks kicked off on a positive note Thursday as President Trump said he would meet with a top envoy of Chinese President Xi Jinping and the two sides worked toward an accord aimed at preventing currency manipulation. Prior to the talks beginning, the White House also green-lighted the approval of licenses for American firms to do business with blacklisted Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies Co. , a move seen as a bid to improve the environment for the talks. Mr. Trump announced Thursday morning that he would meet Friday with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He at the White House. “Big day of negotiations with China,” Mr. Trump said in a tweet. “They want to make a deal, but do I?” Despite the U.S. president’s apparent uncertainty about reaching an accord, news of his meeting with the Chinese envoy helped lift U.S. stock […]