Executive Intelligence Review

FROM EIR DAILY ALERT


Trump-Xi Meeting in Argentina Will Be To ‘Reconnect,’ Despite Tariff Dispute

Oct. 22, 2018 (EIRNS)—Citing unnamed sources, the Axios news agency claims that the meeting between President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Nov. 30-Dec. 1 G20 summit in Argentina, is intended for Trump and Xi to reconnect.

“It’s a heads-of-state meeting, not a trade meeting. Trump is thinking about this meeting as a personal reconnection with President Xi, not a meeting that’s going to evolve into detailed discussions. The sides are very far apart.... Right now, there’s not a common basis for proceeding,”

one source is quoted as saying.

Another source claimed that Trump, “wants them [China] to suffer more” from hefty U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods, and that the U.S. President is sticking to the view that “the longer his tariffs last, the more leverage he’ll have.” All of this indicates that, “the trade war between the U.S. and China is just getting started,” the source speculates.

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