US President Donald Trump meets with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, talks trade

Just Earth News | @justearthnews | 18 May 2018, 06:54 am Print

US President Donald Trump meets with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, talks trade

Washington: In the wake of a trade row between the United States of America and China, US President Donald Trump on Thursday met with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He at the White House, reports said on Friday.

The two discussed trade.

Sharing an image from the meeting, the President Of The United States (POTUS) tweeted, "Talking trade with the Vice Premier of the People’s Republic of China, Liu He."

According to Chinese state news agency Xinhua, Liu lead a delegation 'whose members come from major economic sectors of the Chinese government'.

"Liu said that guided by Xi and Trump, the bilateral ties have achieved important and positive progresses. He added that the two nations, whose relations are at an important stage, need to implement the significant consensus reached by their heads of state, meet each other halfway, respect each other, and work together to push forward bilateral ties in a healthy and stable manner," Xinhua reported.

In a past tweet, which was posted on May 15, the US President had said, "Trade negotiations are continuing with China. They have been making hundreds of billions of dollars a year from the U.S., for many years. Stay tuned!"

Speaking about US-China ties, Trump also tweeted about his special bond with his Chinese counter Xi Jinping.

"ZTE, the large Chinese phone company, buys a big percentage of individual parts from U.S. companies. This is also reflective of the larger trade deal we are negotiating with China and my personal relationship with President Xi," a tweet read.