Trump Discusses Trade Issues With China's Xi

Donald Trump said his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping wants to make a deal to end an escalating trade war

Donald Trump said his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping wants to make a deal to end an escalating trade war

President Trump says his discussions with his Chinese counterpart are moving along "nicely" ahead of their planned meeting at the G-20 in Buenos Aires at the end of the month.

Stock markets in China gained on Friday after US President Donald Trump said trade talks with Beijing were "moving along nicely".

Mr Xi said he was "very happy" to talk to Mr Trump again and that he puts "great importance [on] good relations with the president", according to Chinese state media.

Jacob Parker, vice president of China operations at the US-China Business Council in Beijing, said there were plenty of challenges that would require significant negotiations in advance of a meeting between Trump and Xi to ensure success.

Trump made no mention of whether the two leaders talked about the USA indictment unveiled Thursday of two companies based in China and Taiwan accusing them of stealing trade secrets from a US semiconductor company, Micron Technology Inc.

Trump said he and Xi plan to meet during a gathering of the Group of 20 major economies this month in Argentina.

The list would apply to imports from China that aren't already covered by previous rounds of tariffs, which may be $257 billion using last year's import figures, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

"China wants to make a deal".

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One person said a sticking point in any potential deal is intellectual property theft, where the Trump administration has sought to take a hard line. The Chinese president also said he would like to meet Trump at the G20.

Xi responded to the call by saying he hopes China and the US will be able to promote a steady and healthy relationship, Chinese state media reported Thursday.

It was the fourth such case since September alleging Chinese espionage on US economic interests.

It was unclear if Mr Trump was easing up on U.S. demands that China has resisted.

On Wednesday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said China was probably Washington's biggest long term security challenge and the United States was engaged in a "multi-pronged effort.to convince China to behave like a normal nation on commerce" and respect worldwide law.

China's Premier Li Keqiang, right, speaks next to Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander during a meeting with a group of U.S. Republican senators and Congress members at Zhongnanhai leadership compound in Beijing, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018.

Alexander said he would be discussing trade with Li, though neither of them mentioned the ongoing tariff war in remarks in front of reporters.

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