President Trump on Thursday accused China of breaking a promise President Xi Jinping made on the G20 to purchase extra US farm products — ratcheting up the pressure as talks resumed over the trade war between the world’s two largest economies.
“Mexico is doing nicely on the Border. However, China is letting us down in that they haven’t been shopping for the agricultural products from our nice Farmers that they stated they would. Hopefully, they are going to begin quickly!” Trump stated on Twitter.
After the G20 in Japan last month, the president stated that he and Xi had declared a peace of their trade war so talks could continue.
Trump promised not to force new tariffs on Chinese items and to ease restrictions on technology company Huawei and mentioned Xi had vowed to buy more products grown by American farmers, although the Chinese by no means confirmed the hike in farm imports.
However, the settlement in Osaka kick-started talks that had been stalled since May.
Chinese and US negotiators spoke by cellphone on Tuesday and are discussing a face-to-face assembly sooner or later.
No deadline has been fixed for the method of concluding, leaving the possibility of a protracted negotiation that lasts nicely into a presidential election year.
Trump has imposed 25 % tariffs on $250 billion of Chinese items and has pledged solely to just accept a deal with Beijing that features structural reforms to the way in which China does business.