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· China phase one delays continue, China claims talks on track
· Trump says China talks continue, questions if he wants to make deal
China phase one delays continue, China claims talks on track
via KTIC (NE) - November 22, 2019
Promised for mid-November, reports this week suggest an agreement and signing of the so-called phase one trade deal with China faces delays until mid-December.
However, China maintains that the talks are on track. A Chinese government spokesperson told reporters this week “China is willing to work with the United States to resolve each other’s core concerns,” adding the “external rumors” regarding the unraveling of the agreement are not true.
China has invited the United States to Beijing for talks, possibly next week before the Thanksgiving holiday. Chinese officials suggested the deal could be signed in early December. Despite the claims by China, markets appear to sluggish on any trade news, seemingly growing tired of delayed promises of agreements and little progress.
President Donald Trump says the phase-one...
Trump says China talks continue, questions if he wants to make deal
"I like what's happening right now," president says.
By Paul Conner, FOXBusiness
Nov 21, 2019
China wants a trade deal with the U.S., according to President Trump, who was coy Wednesday about whether he wants an agreement.
"We continue to talk to China. China wants to make a deal," Trump told reporters at the White House. "The question is, do I want to make a deal, because I like what's happening right now. We're taking in billions and billions of dollars."
He shook hands on a "phase one" agreement in October, and the two countries have been trying to put it in writing since then.
He suggested that the tariffs he has placed on Chinese goods have spurred companies to bring operations to the U.S. Trump made the remarks as he was leaving Washington to tour an Apple facility in Austin, Texas.
"From the day I got elected from the campaign, I've been asking Tim Cook to, if they would, we want to see Apple build here," he said. "That way you have no tariffs."
Apple secured tariff exemptions in September from U.S. trade officials on key Mac Pro parts from China, and three days later announced it would build the new Mac Pro computer at the Austin facility...