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RHODES, Greece – A senior Chinese government advisor told TODAY on Saturday that the United States and China have multiple delays in achieving a final, substantive trade agreement For the most part, President Donald Trump's concerns about the 2020 election. "Look, Christmas is coming, he wants to be president again, American consumers will not accept higher prices for all these goods, he can win at any time, but he does he does not." That does not mean that he has won or that an agreement has actually been reached, "said Huiyao Wang, who spoke to the US TODAY on the sidelines of a geopolitical conference.

Wang, who is not directly involved in the negotiations, answered questions about An emerging trade agreement between the United States and China that Trump outlined on Friday, Wang was called to the Chinese State Council in 2015 by China's Deputy Prime Minister Liu He, the country's deputy commander who was on Friday's trade talks in Washington.

Trump No matter what, it would settle lengthy disputes over tariffs, exchange rates, technology sharing, and intellectual property laws, and although there could be partial agreement with campaign food, there is no indication to the fact that he tried to negotiate the political hen advantage to schedule.

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Trump said the US and China had "in principle" on a preliminary trade agreement agreement. Trump admitted that there are still differences on important issues where the two countries are in disagreement, but the White House decided not to impose tariffs on the planned US $ 250 billion increase in tariffs on Chinese goods next week 30% of 25%.

"There are too many factors to just threaten governments, China, or anyone else to follow his testimony," Wang said, referring to the US president's earlier threats, additional penalties for Chinese goods to impose.

Wang avoided questioning whether China's authorities had any concerns about signing a permanent agreement with Trump, given other retreats initiated by the US president. These include leaving the climate agreement, withdrawing from the nuclear deal with Iran and, as Trump's political critics and allies have described, the "betrayal" of Kurds in Syria who have fought US forces against the remnants of the Islamic state group , Trump announced this week that he would bring US forces from the region home.

Trump and Giuliani: Donald Trump distances himself from Rudy Giuliani: & # 39; He was my lawyer & # 39; [19659005] Wang said that Trump's style of negotiation could work in the business world – "person to person" or "business to business" – but it is less effective for "state to state" relationships.

President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping take a photo from 2017. (Photo: FRED DUFOUR, AFP / Getty Images)

Trump said on Friday that the negotiators are working on "phase one" of an agreement that would facilitate the trade war between the two countries. "Stage two" would be a broader agreement that brings tougher problems, including the forced technology transfer that China imposes on US companies.

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Trump met with China's leading trade negotiator on Friday, After consultants discussed the prospects for a temporary trade, which should freeze the ongoing trade war between the two largest economies in the world.

"Everyone wants something significant to happen!" Trump wrote on Twitter.

The two sides have been attacking for months because of the various delays.

Trump has often blamed China for past dead-ends, claiming they wanted to retain what he calls unfair trading practices.

My team is currently negotiating with them, but they always change the deal to their advantage in the end. " he wrote in a July Tweet .

Older Chinese officials rarely speak openly to the media. Wang is a member of the Chinese State Council, a legal department of the central government. He is also the founder of the Center for China and Globalization, a Beijing-based think tank on foreign affairs. His appearance at the conference in Greece was related to his role in the political department.

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Wang insisted that China has "delivered on" many key demands of the Trump government in connection with a final trade agreement, such as what to do if the government requires subsidies to large state-owned enterprises and a foreign trade policy to share their technology to gain access to the China's huge markets. Washington sees this policy as a form of theft of American intellectual property.

"Tesla owns 100% of its factory in China," Wang said as evidence of China's flexibility in trade talks, referring to Palo Alto, California. -based electric car company. At the beginning of this year, Beijing announced that it would lift its 50 percent ownership restriction on foreign automakers.

Trump bragged about the deal in a Saturday Tweet : "The deal I've just completed with China is by far the biggest and biggest offer ever for our great patriot farmers in the history of ours

Post: David Jackson, USA TODAY

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