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Mon Jun 10, 2019, 03:30 PM

Trump takes hard line on new China tariff threat if Xi proves a no-show

Japan Times
June 11, 2019
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump warned Monday he will slap huge new tariffs on China if his counterpart, Xi Jinping, doesn’t show up for a planned face-to-face meeting later this month and insisted the Chinese economy will never overtake the United States...Asked if a failure by Xi to come to the summit would lead to tariffs kicking in on a further $300 billion in Chinese imports, Trump told CNBC television: “Yes it would.”Trump said the meeting was “scheduled” and that he expects Xi to attend. “I would be surprised if he didn’t go,” Trump said. “I think he’s going, I haven’t heard that he’s not.”

However, as U.S.-Chinese tensions mount, a spokesman for Xi’s government said last month that he had “no information at present” on Trump-Xi talks. Trump’s tariff rattling has spooked global markets and also run into pushback from many in Congress.

...But in his lengthy CNBC interview, Trump said he is doing what previous presidents avoided because they “either didn’t understand it or they were bored by it or they weren’t smart enough....Had a Democrat gotten in …, China would have caught us,” he said. Now “they’ll never catch us.”


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soryang Jun 2019 #1

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Tue Jun 11, 2019, 04:16 PM

1. 'they'll never catch us."

whistling past the graveyard.

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