China hopes for positive results from U.S. talks at G20

New Tariffs Could Hit Laptops, iPhones, Trump Says

Trump has imposed tariffs on $250 billion worth of Chinese imports to force concessions on a list of demands that would fundamentally change the two countries' terms of trade.

Economic advisor Larry Kudlow told a White House press conference that "the president said there is a good possibility that we can make a deal and he is open to it".

US President Donald Trump is expected to bring a team of nine aides to Buenos Aires for talks with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, though it is not known whether all nine will sit down at the dinner table with Xi on Saturday evening, according to a source who was briefed on the situation.

In an interview with Argentine daily La Nacion, French President Emmanuel Macron warned against the risk of "a destructive trade war for all" emanating from the G20 discussions.

Instead, Lighthizer's statement escalated the dispute further, saying: "China's aggressive, state-directed industrial policies are causing severe harm to USA workers and manufacturers".

"We are in a position to deal with it and handle it very well", he said.

In the past 20 years China has grown rapidly to become arguably Washington's biggest security rival, with defence spending that now far outstrips former Cold War rival Russian Federation.

The trade tension between the USA and China poses risks for the economy and has already led to higher costs for business, some of which have been passed on to consumers, Federal Reserve officials warned, according to minutes released Thursday from the November 7-8 meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee.

New Tariffs Could Hit Laptops, iPhones, Trump Says
Trump threat adds to Apple pressure - USA - Chinadaily.com.cn

Rumblings of resistance to Trump's isolationist agenda were apparent as French President Emmanuel Macron said he would convene his fellow European leaders in Buenos Aires to forge a united front on "all the challenges" faced at the G20. The two leaders are expected to seek a resolution to a trade dispute between their countries that has shaken financial markets and threatened the global economy.

Trump has repeatedly shown his disdain for worldwide summitry by blocking final communique at other recent gatherings such as the G7 and the Asia-Pacific bloc APEC.

Trump didn't elaborate further.

"I really don't know but I will tell you that I think China wants to make a deal".

The country's policies on auto tariffs are "especially egregious", taxing United States cars at more than double the rate it charges other countries.

Britain's "Brexit" separation from the European Union is another threat to global growth, International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde said.

Britain and Argentina went to war over the Falkland/Malvinas islands in 1982, and May will be the first serving British leader ever to visit the Argentine capital.

But Trump has done her no favours by mocking a hard-fought withdrawal agreement negotiated between London and Brussels, and May still has to win backing for the deal from the fractious British parliament.

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