Day: April 5, 2019

China hails ‘new consensus’ on trade deal; Trump hints a ‘monumental’ agreement

China hails ‘new consensus’ on trade deal; Trump hints a ‘monumental’ agreement

World
China and US claimed progress in talks to end their trade war, with President Xi Jinping pushing for a rapid conclusion and President Donald Trump talking up prospects for a “monumental" agreement. Through a message passed to Trump via Vice Premier Liu He, Xi called for an early conclusion to negotiations and said that strategic leadership is needed to ensure healthy and stable US-China relations. Liu, who took part in talks this week in Washington, himself said a “new consensus" had emerged, according to the Xinhua News Agency Friday morning. Trump said any trade deal with China is probably still weeks away, though both sides are making progress on an accord that could be “very monumental." “We have a ways to go," Trump told reporters at a meeting Thursday with Liu at the White House