Trump raises prospect of dropping Huawei charges

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"I can see extending that", he said of the March 1 deadline that he set late previous year, when he and Xi met on the sidelines of a summit in Argentina.

"Speaking for the United States, I would say it's probably more likely that a deal does happen", President Trump said of a potential trade deal with China.

Liu brought a letter from Xi that was read out loud by an interpreter.

US President Donald Trump said on Friday that he doesn't seek to "artificially" block any company, including Huawei, from the US 5G market based on excuses or security concerns, and stressed he wanted "fair competition" with China.

Chinese officials have tried to parry USA demands by repackaging policy changes they already had planned to make and by launching a "frontal attack" on Lighthizer's claims of Chinese misdeeds, said Michael Pillsbury, a China expert at the Hudson Institute. Top trade officials from the two countries have so far met several times. "It is my hope that our two sides will continue to work together in the spirit of mutual respect and win-win cooperation, and could redouble our efforts so as to meet each other halfway and reach an agreement that works for our mutual benefit", said the Chinese President. That was matched dollar for dollar by China.

The fourth round of talks have been underway all week, with senior officials meeting Thursday and Friday as Trump's threat to more than double tariffs on US$200 billion in Chinese goods on March 1 looms over the discussions. Boustany said the US must solicit the help of allies to build more pressure on China, adding maintaining USA efforts will not "be enough unilaterally". -China tensions on other fronts. On behalf of himself and his wife Peng Liyuan, Xi also extended honest greetings and best regards to Trump, his wife Melania and other members of the U.S. First Family.

Earlier, Donald Trump had said a trade summit with Chinese leader Xi Jinping was likely to occur next month and hailed two days of "very good talks" by negotiators.

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"We'll be talking about it".

Those tactics, the Trump administration argues, include cyber-theft, unfair subsidies for state-owned Chinese companies, the use of regulations to hobble China's foreign competitors and pressure on American companies to hand over technology in exchange for access to the Chinese market.

"I want 5G, and even 6G, technology in the United States as soon as possible", he tweeted.

This week's round of talks were supposed to end Friday, but Liu extended his stay by two days.

"However, with the European Union it deteriorates and Europe's trade (surplus) with the US becomes even larger", they added, since the United States would turn to Europe to substitute at least some of its Chinese imports.

Without elaborating, Trump said the two sides already have an agreement on "currency and currency manipulation". "And that was really just a "Happy New Year" wish that was given in Chinese by Arabella - mostly by Arabella and her two brothers", the US President added. The Trump administration's grievances on trade have more to do with China's nonmarket behavior. Noting the expected groundbreaking nature of the networking standard, the president indicated that the companies will either step up or get left behind and that there's "no reason" the country should fall behind.

Graham says all the USA wants is for China to play by the WTO rules as a developed nation. "There's a lot of leverage for the U.S". About 40 percent of those firms are losing money, Lardy said, and many could collapse if state bank loans were cut off, risking social instability and backlash from local governments. Washington and Beijing are looking at a 10-item list for that, including additional Chinese purchases of agricultural produce, energy and goods such as semiconductors.

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