China Hardens Trade Stance as Talks Enter New Phase

Thursday - 09/05/2019 10:28
Obstacles remain for President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping to sign a trade agreement. WSJ takes a look back at how the world’s two largest economies got to this point. Photo: Getty
Obstacles remain for President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping to sign a trade agreement. WSJ takes a look back at how the world’s two largest economies got to this point. Photo: Getty
The new hard line taken by China in trade talks came after Beijing interpreted recent statements by President Trump as a sign the U.S. was ready to make concessions.

By Lingling Wei in Beijing and Bob Davis in Washington

The new hard line taken by China in trade talks—surprising the White House and threatening to derail negotiations—came after Beijing interpreted recent statements and actions by President Trump as a sign the U.S. was ready to make concessions, said people familiar with the thinking of the Chinese side.





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 Keywords: China, United States

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