Donald Trump says US not ready for China trade deal

Donald Trump says US not ready for China trade deal

TOKYO: President Donald Trump says the US isn’t ready to make a trade deal with China, but he’s leaving open the possibility that the two nations could strike an agreement someday.nnSpeaking in Tokyo Monday, Trump said of China, “they would like to make a deal. We’re not ready to make a deal.”nnHe added, “We’re taking in tens of millions of dollars of tariffs and that number could go up very, very substantially, very easily.”nnStill, Trump predicted a “very good deal with China sometime into the future because I don’t believe that China can continue to pay these really hundreds of billions of dollars in tariffs.”nnThe world’s two largest economies are in a tense standoff over trade. Trump has said he expected to meet with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, next month at a G-20 meeting in Japan.nnTrump said he knows that his advisers think that North Korea violated UN Security Council resolutions when it fired off short-range missiles earlier this month.nnBut Trump said he sees it differently and that it doesn’t matter anyway.nnTrump said perhaps North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was trying to get attention with the tests.nnTrump spoke Monday in Tokyo alongside Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who also believes North Korea’s recent tests violated UN resolutions.nnSource: AP

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