Donald Trump Has "Puzzled and Irritated" China on Trade, Report Claims

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Donald Trump Has "Puzzled and Irritated" China on Trade, Report Claims

The statement did not mention Trump or Xi, however the state news agency Xinhua later said the ministry statement was hailing their meeting.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says that China has made a commitment to purchase an additional $1.2 trillion in US exports in coming years and, "if that's real", it will be enough to close America's huge trade deficit with China.

Trump didn't help when he tweeted 'I am a tariff man, ' which investors saw a sign a deal may not happen. "Unless extended, they will end 90 days from the date of our wonderful and very warm dinner with President Xi in Argentina", Trump tweeted.

The White House said Xi said he was open to approving the previously unapproved Qualcomm-NXP deal should it again be presented to him. But if not remember ...

"But I will just tell you as an involved participant we expect those tariffs to go to zero", Kudlow added in a conference call with reporters.

The President has stepped in to pump up his deal, opening Friday with a tweet asserting, "China talks are going very well!" That, coupled with conflicting statements by Trump and USA officials, helped trigger a tumble in US stock prices Tuesday amid doubt about the chances for a lasting settlement of a battle over technology that threatens to chill global economic growth.

Instead, the two sides are to negotiate over USA complaints about China's trade practices, notably that it has used predatory tactics to try to achieve supremacy in technology.

As investors confronted uncertainty, markets had one of their worst trading days of the year.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average slumped almost 800 points Tuesday as investors realized that the agreement between Trump and Xi may not stave off hostilities for long.

The Nasdaq composite jumped 94 points, or 1.3 percent, to 7,424.

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"Neither side got their maximum demands and it's not the first time in U.S".

The president repeated his threat after the markets closed, saying if China doesn't make a deal, "we will be charging major Tariffs against Chinese product being shipped into the United States".

News the United States requested the arrest of a Huawei executive in Canada on December 1, the day of the Trump-Xi dinner, has only added to concerns a trade war with Beijing will continue. They have rejected pressure to scrap strategies they see as a path to prosperity and global influence, but foreign analysts say they might be starting to understand the depth of foreign opposition to their plans. He said it could include VW using unused Ford capacity to build cars.

Daimler chairman Dieter Zetsche told reporters that additional USA investments are contingent on conditions remaining the same.

"We want to expand our business in the U.S.", Mr. Zetsche said after the meeting.

Last week, BMW said it was considering building a second manufacturing plant in the United States that could produce engines and transmissions, which drew praise from Trump.

"Further, we are encouraged by the Trump administration's commitment to engaging with the Chinese government in order to reach an agreement with respect to forced technology transfer and intellectual property protection", Hanvey said. The European Union warned that it would retaliate with tariffs on USA products.

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer are among those preparing to attend the White House meeting.

Mr. Ross asked the German vehicle manufacturers to increase production in America.

The outcome wasn't the result of a "significant change" by China, Louis Kuijs of Oxford Economics said in a report.

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