Trump made no mention of whether the two leaders talked about the US indictment unveiled Thursday of two companies based in China and Taiwan accusing them of stealing trade secrets from a USA semiconductor company, Micron Technology Inc.
Asian markets then added to their gains after Bloomberg News reported that Trump has asked USA cabinet officials to draft a possible trade deal with China ahead of a planned meeting with Xi at the G20 leaders summit in Buenos Aires later this month. "Xi said both he and Trump have good visions for a healthy, stable development of the China-US relations as well as expanding economic and trade cooperation, and they should make efforts to realize the wishes", Xinhua said.
For example, it's unknown whether he is considering relenting on his administration's hard line against China's theft of U.S. intellectual property, which one of the people said remains a key sticking point in any potential deal.
"There was the belief overnight that we were close to a trade deal with China and now it looks like that is not the case".
President Donald Trump's newfound zeal to resolve his trade war with China risks hitting some familiar obstacles, including himself.
Isaac Boltansky, a policy analyst at the research and trading firm Compass Point, told Business Insider that the complexity of the issues the USA and China are discussing - intellectual property rights, Chinese laws restricting how U.S. companies can operate in the country, and more - make a deal hard.
"I agree, this phone conversation was an extremely positive phone conversation", Lu said at a regular briefing.Читайте также: Camilla sparkles alongside Prince Charles for ritzy black-tie event
"The two leaders agreed to strengthen economic exchanges", he said, though he gave no indication of whether they had made any progress on settling the trade dispute.
The comments came after a Bloomberg report that Trump instructed members of his cabinet to draft a deal that would end the trade war with China and lift the massive tariffs on the country's goods coming into the US.
"Just had a long and very good conversation with President Xi Jinping of China", said Trump on his official Twitter account, reports Efe. At a campaign rally in Columbia, Missouri, he added: "They want to make a deal".
On Wednesday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said China was probably Washington's biggest long-term security challenge and the United States was engaged in a "multi-pronged effort ... to convince China to behave like a normal nation on commerce" and respect global law.
The Chinese president was also quoted as saying that he was willing to meet Trump in Argentina during the G-20 summit. Trump has also threatened to extend the tariffs to all Chinese imports if the meeting in Argentina fails to produce "a good deal".
It is widely believed that the meeting between the two leaders will focus on resolving the trade issue between China and the US.
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