Executive Intelligence Review


U.S. Trade Delegation in Beijing; Trump Hopes To See Xi in ‘Not Too Distant Future’

May 3, 2018 (EIRNS)—Commenting on the arrival in Beijing of the U.S. trade negotiating team, President Donald Trump said he hoped to see China’s President Xi Jinping “in the not too distant future.”

Trump tweeted,

“Our great financial team is in China trying to negotiate a level playing field on trade! I look forward to being with President Xi in the not too distant future. We will always have a good (great) relationship!”

Today completed the first of two days of China-U.S. deliberations, with no public dispatches released. The U.S. delegation includes Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow, and White House economic aide Peter Navarro, as well as U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad. The Chinese side is being chaired by Vice Premier Liu He.