‘Good signs’ on US-China trade, Donald Trump says ahead of Xi Jinping talks

By: | Published: December 1, 2018 12:06 AM

President Donald Trump Friday lauded "good signs" ahead of talks with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on resolving their trade war.

US-China trade, Donald Trump,  Xi Jinping, Buenos Aires, G20 summit, White House“There’s some good signs, we’ll see what happens,” Trump said in Buenos Aires, where he was attending the G20 summit and was to have dinner with Xi on Saturday. (Reuters)

President Donald Trump Friday lauded “good signs” ahead of talks with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on resolving their trade war. “There’s some good signs, we’ll see what happens,” Trump said in Buenos Aires, where he was attending the G20 summit and was to have dinner with Xi on Saturday. “If we could make a deal, that would be good. I think they want to, and I think we’d like to.” Trump has slapped punishing tariffs on more than USD 250 billion in Chinese imports so far this year, demanding that Beijing end allegedly unfair trade practices and reverse industrial policies criticized by other major economies.

China responded with its own tariffs on USD 110 billion in US goods. But Trump has threatened to target the remaining USD 267 billion worth of Chinese imports as well, hitting Apple iPhones and laptops produced in China. Ahead of the G20, White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow detailed what Trump wants out of China.

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“China should change its practices and come into the community of responsible trading nations,” Kudlow said, stressing that he considers the US economy in far better shape than China’s to weather a prolonged trade war. “We are in a position to deal with it and handle it very well,” he told reporters. China will have to give way on “fairness and reciprocity,” he said, warning that US concerns over intellectual property theft and China’s forced technology transfers “must be solved”.

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