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Trump says likely won't sign China trade deal until he meets with Xi

 

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with China's Vice Premier Liu He in the Oval Office at the White House after two days of trade negotiations in Washington, U.S., October 11, 2019. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he likely would not sign any trade deal with China until he meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the upcoming APEC Forum in Chile.

 

Trump, speaking to reporters at the White House, said the partial trade deal announced last week was in the process of being formalised.

"It's being papered," he said.

 

Trump, Xi and other heads of state are expected to participate in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum being held in Santiago from Nov. 11 to Nov. 17.

 

Last week, Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He announced the first phase of a deal to end the trade war between Beijing and Washington but did not offer many details.

 

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he likely would not sign any trade deal with China until he meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the upcoming APEC Forum in Chile. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

 

China wants more talks as soon as the end of October to hammer out the details of the "phase one" pact, according to a Bloomberg report on Monday that cited people familiar with the matter.

 

(Reporting by Steve Holland and Makini Brice; Writing by Susan Heavey; Editing by Toby Chopra and Chris Reese)

 

 

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2 minutes ago, PatOngo said:

……….and that was all Xi wrote!

 

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Lets hope Trump takes the opportunity to bring up Hong Kong and its plight. Its becoming quite serious, a once great financial outpost is being destroyed and likely to become absorbed into China 20 years early yet most media especially in Asia is avoiding reporting it, I wonder why ? . Its a shining example of Chinas deal breaking and how bought off media are and other govs look the other way. 

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Trump simply don't have a strategy nor a plan to deal with China. He just kick the proverbial can down the road and hope China economy will decapitate and force to make a deal. China can afford to play the long game; Trump can't. Meanwhile he is driving the world economy crazy with consistent spin of the trade talk progress. Someone must be profiting the stock market reactions.

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2 hours ago, englishoak said:

Lets hope Trump takes the opportunity to bring up Hong Kong and its plight. Its becoming quite serious, a once great financial outpost is being destroyed and likely to become absorbed into China 20 years early yet most media especially in Asia is avoiding reporting it, I wonder why ? . Its a shining example of Chinas deal breaking and how bought off media are and other govs look the other way. 

This may come as something of a surprise but if you take a step back you would see that its the street thugs that want to re-write the Basic Law not Beijing.  So who is destroying Hong Kong as we know it?

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2 hours ago, Traubert said:

This may come as something of a surprise but if you take a step back you would see that its the street thugs that want to re-write the Basic Law not Beijing.  So who is destroying Hong Kong as we know it?

Article 45
The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region shall be selected by election or through consultations held locally and be appointed by the Central People's Government.

The method for selecting the Chief Executive shall be specified in the light of the actual situation in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and in accordance with the principle of gradual and orderly progress. The ultimate aim is the selection of the Chief Executive by universal suffrage upon nomination by a broadly representative nominating committee in accordance with democratic procedures.

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6 hours ago, keith101 said:

The sooner this idiot is out of the oval office the better off the world will be and everything can get back to normal . I know those of you out there that love this psychopath will have a go at me but I really don't give a flying (deleted) so do your best it will only show how #### you are . 

I don't like Trump's stance on most things especially immigration and the environment and his extreme capitalist mentality although the one good thing he's doing is that he's tackling China. We don't want them to be the most powerful country in the world, because if they were those in charge might have your kidneys sold to the highest bidder before you know it, (have you read about what goes on at the reeducation camps over there). Best to keep them in check if you ask me.

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6 hours ago, J Town said:

Just one more opportunity to show the world what a bumbling fool he is.

The world has reached a stage of " who cares" what he says.

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