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Sat Apr 8, 2017, 10:30 AM

 

At U.S.-China summit, Trump presses Xi on trade, North Korea; progress cited

Source: Reuters

President Donald Trump pressed Chinese President Xi Jinping to do more to curb North Korea's nuclear program and help reduce the gaping U.S. trade deficit with Beijing in talks on Friday, even as he toned down the strident anti-China rhetoric of his election campaign.

Trump spoke publicly of progress on a range of issues in his first U.S.-China summit as did several of his top aides but they provided few concrete specifics other than China's agreement to work together to narrow disagreements and find common ground for cooperation.

As the two leaders wrapped up a Florida summit overshadowed by U.S. missile strikes in Syria overnight, Xi joined Trump in stressing the positive mood of the meetings while papering over deep differences that have caused friction between the world's two biggest economies.

Trump's aides insisted he had made good on his pledge to raise concerns about China's trade practices and said there was some headway, with Xi agreeing to a 100-day plan for trade talks aimed at boosting U.S. exports and reducing China's trade surplus with the United States.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-idUSKBN1792KA



Interesting how the missile strike in Syria totally obscured these huge talks... my guess is the Trump people really wanted to deflect attention away from the meeting, in case they didn't go well. And people were predicting Trump would get taken advantage of by the Chinese, since Trump is so clueless.

Certainly, Trump talked so much smack about the Chinese during the campaign, saying really crazy inflammatory things, but seems to have been very low key in this summit.

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Fast Walker 52 Apr 2017 OP
malthaussen Apr 2017 #1
C_U_L8R Apr 2017 #2
yallerdawg Apr 2017 #3
cstanleytech Apr 2017 #4
Fast Walker 52 Apr 2017 #5
Fast Walker 52 Apr 2017 #6
Fast Walker 52 Apr 2017 #7
Achilleaze Apr 2017 #8

Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Sat Apr 8, 2017, 10:35 AM

1. "Trump spoke publicly of progress"

Do we need more evidence that he flopped again?

-- Mal

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Sat Apr 8, 2017, 10:44 AM

2. If Trump said it

It's an exaggeration. If not a total lie.

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Sat Apr 8, 2017, 11:05 AM

3. This must be his brilliant business acumen shining through!

Just ask your competitor to treat you nicer and let you have a bigger share!

Wake up, retailers! Ghost-written book coming soon!

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Sat Apr 8, 2017, 11:14 AM

4. Who wants to bed its just bullshit by the Trump admin and that China is not going to change

its trading practices? After all why should it since it works for China?

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 8, 2017, 01:37 PM

5. there might be some slight changes that were going to happen anyway

 

and the Trumpsters will trumpet it as a great success.

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Sat Apr 8, 2017, 01:41 PM

7. Trumps granddaughter diplomacy? Arabella, 5, sings and recites Chinese poetry

 

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Sat Apr 8, 2017, 02:27 PM

8. yet another republican NothingBurger

so they trot out the regular republican liars to lie about it.

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