US President Trump talked about trade with China during his visit to Japan on Monday (27th). He said that he is currently levying tens of millions of dollars in tariffs to China, and it is also very easy to increase the amount.
Trump said that China wants to reach an agreement with the United States, but the United States is not ready. He predicted that he would reach a very good agreement with China at some time in the future because he did not believe that China would continue to pay hundreds of billions of dollars in tariffs.
The US-Japan summit was officially held on Monday (27th), and Trump will discuss with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on issues such as North Korea, trade and international issues. The two also held consultations on the G20 summit in Osaka in June, and it is expected that Trump will meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Yi (27th) responded to relevant questions and said that for some time, the US side, including high-level people, has had various opinions on Sino-US economic and trade consultations. Sometimes it is said that an agreement will be reached soon, and sometimes it is difficult to reach an agreement. However, in the same period of time, China’s position has always been the same. First, China has always believed that any differences between any two countries should, of course, be resolved through friendly consultations and consultations, including differences between China and the United States in the economic and trade field. Second, China has always insisted that economic and trade consultations between China and the United States must be based on mutual respect, equality and mutual benefit.