December 02, 2018

Trump and Xi face hurdles in trade talks after fragile tariffs truce

Source: The Financial Times

Journalist: James Politi

Donald Trump, the US president, and Xi Jinping, China’s president, are facing hurdles in building on the fragile truce they reached in their trade war, after the two countries left many thorny issues unresolved and offered different interpretations of the agreement.

In a much-anticipated working dinner in Buenos Aires following the G20 summit, Mr Trump and Mr Xi agreed on Saturday to a temporary ceasefire, in which the US president suspended his decision to impose higher tariffs on Chinese imports next year.

Mr Trump suggested on Sunday night that the US had won one concession during the talks from Beijing on duties on the import of cars from the US into China.

Read the full article and more in the The Financial Times.


  • Abigail Grace

    Former Research Associate, Asia-Pacific Security Program

    Abigail Grace is a former Research Associate in the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for New American Security (CNAS). Her work focused on U.S. strategic competitio...