HONG KONG – The leaders of The United States and China said they had spoken on Thursday and made progress towards a face-to-face meeting at the summit of the Group of 20 in Argentina, which could halt, if not defuse, this month, leading to a further increase in trade tensions would lead.
President Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping described their telephone calls optimistically on Thursday, with Xi stressing in particular the personal relationship of the leaders, even as branches of the US government contained harsher measures and rhetoric against Beijing. 19659004] Trump said in a morning tweet he had a "long and very good conversation" with Xi, who had touched the bargain just hours before the Department of Justice revealed the latest charges against Chinese companies and individuals , The unusual accumulation of indictments should be a sharp warning to Beijing that they should abuse US secrets that are one of Washington's biggest complaints of Chinese business behavior beyond the trade imbalance.
There have been talks to hold meetings at the G-20 "Making good progress," as well as discussions about North Korea, Trump said in his tweet.
In a reading published on Chinese state media, Xi said he was "very happy" to talk to Trump and "attached great importance to good relations with the president."
China will hold an import fair in Shanghai Next week, Xi will demonstrate that Beijing's commitment to "increase imports and expand openness" is demonstrated. It is expected that the Chinese President will give an important speech at the opening of the Convention on Monday.
After months of troubled negotiations by mediators, US and Chinese officials I hope that a meeting of the two presidents on the margins of the Buenos Aires Summit will make the final breakthrough. The United States is ready to impose tariffs on Chinese imports of around $ 260 billion in weeks if the G-20 meeting fails, Bloomberg reported this week.
Larry Kudlow, Trump's chief economist, said Thursday at a Washington Post Live event that he was not sure the deal would be discussed when the two presidents meet in Argentina.
"My crystal ball is not clear at all," Kudlow said. "In both camps the agenda is discussed and worked on. I think it will include the trade, but I'm not 100 percent sure.
The optimistic comments on the trade talks come from a time when US defense and law enforcement officials are taking a tougher stance on China. The Trump administration, which has indicted allegations of alleged Chinese spies in three cases in the past two months, will make an interinstitutional effort to send a clear message about industrial espionage to Beijing, officials said.