US senator says China, US competitors but not adversaries

Is there a Trump-China deal in the offing? We'll see

Is there a Trump-China deal in the offing? We'll see

"Trump said the two countries have a chance to make a fair deal". However, he defended the president by calling him a "free-trader" who wants to get rid of all tariff and non-tariff barriers. "They all want to do it".

Trump also offered to host a "Western-style" dinner for Xi on December 1, after the G20 leaders' meeting, an invitation that Beijing had tentatively accepted, people familiar with the matter told the South China Morning Post.

"The Trump administration should not miscalculate China's tolerance for what they perceive as bullying tactics", he said. Trump points to stock prices as a barometer for his administration's economic success-blaming the Federal Reserve and Democrats for declines.

"We are changing them".

His comments came a day after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said China should "behave like a normal nation on commerce and with respect to the rules of global law". "Those discussions are moving along nicely with meetings being scheduled at the G-20 in Argentina".

"We're going to be fine regardless of what happens in Argentina", Navarro said, adding that trade talks with China are "more difficult" than those with other countries ranging from Japan to Canada. We need that to be fair and reciprocal with them.

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Pompeo's comments were the latest slur to come out of Washington, which has accused Beijing of meddling in USA politics, conducting cyber espionage against aviation firms and hacking Trump's iPhone.

Trump set up a call with Chinese president Xi Jinping on Thursday, the first between the leaders in six months.

"The two countries' trade teams should strengthen contact and conduct consultations on issues of concern to both sides, and promote a plan that both can accept to reach a consensus on the China-US trade issue", Xi said on CCTV state television.

The US levied tariffs of 10 per cent on United States dollars 200 billion of Chinese products in September, with the rate set to increase to 25 per cent by the end of the year. The United States has placed additional tariffs on more than $250 billion worth of imports from China and has threatened to more than double that amount if the G-20 talks fail. But just this week, we indicted 10 Chinese for stealing intellectual property. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will announce a new initiative in response, according to a Justice Department official.

"If this does turn out to be ZTE round 2, the president will be attacked by Democrats, and some Republicans, for talking a huge game on China but instead being played", said Derek Scissors, a China expert at the American Enterprise Institute.

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