China ‘letting us down’ by not importing US farm products: Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump

Washington DC, July 12: United States President Donald Trump has said on Thursday China was not buying American goods and crops as the world’s two largest economies struggle to put an end to their longing trade war.

In a tweet, Trump wrote, “Mexico is doing great at the Border, but China is letting us down in that they have not been buying the agricultural products from our great Farmers that they said they would. Hopefully, they will start soon!”

The development could be a negative move to reach an agreement to put an end to their trade war, as the US officials have stated they seek Beijing to buy American crops and products as part of ongoing trade talks, according to CNBC news agency.

The US and Chinese trade representatives held a “constructive” telephonic conversation on Tuesday, Larry Kudlow, the White House economic adviser said it marked the latest round of dialogues between two sides since the world’s two largest economies are struggling a year-long trade war, tired of what they reached an agreement to a tariff truce.

On Tuesday, Kudlow said the US president was considering it as “very, very important” for Beijing to purchase American farm products as their trade talks resumed.

US treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin and trade representative Robert Lighthizer held dialogues with China’s trade minister Zhong Shan and Chinese premier Liu he, in an effort to resolve trade spat between two nations, a US official in an emailed statement said.

Kudlow’s comments have suggested it was yet unclear whether the US and China would relaunch their stalled negotiations. He said a face-to-face dialogue between both sides’ negotiating team would be beneficial and could also occur in the Chinese capital Beijing, but offered no further details.

 

Also read: US, China trade officials hold ‘constructive’ phone talks on implementing Trump-Xi G20 consensus 

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