China optimistic as trade negotiations with U.S. kick off

China optimistic as trade negotiations with U.S. kick off

China and US officials started negotiations Monday in the first face-to-face meetings since Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping agreed in early December on a 90-day truce.

Last year, US President Donald Trump imposed tariff hikes of up to 25 per cent on Dollars 250 billion of Chinese goods.

China on Monday voiced firm opposition to a US warship trespassing into China's territorial waters off the Xisha Islands, and urged the USA side to immediately stop such kind of provocative actions.

However, the two sides appear to end the dispute much sooner than expected, as the upcoming vice-ministerial level talks between US-China on trade dispute would likely provide concrete directives. Over the weekend, President Donald Trump told reporters at the White House that negotiations were going "very well".

"I think that gives them a great incentive to negotiate". Ahead of the midterms, Beijing attempted to sway voters in those states by running advertorials depicting the US trade tariffs negatively in a major Iowa newspaper.

Trump administration officials were to begin two days of trade talks in China early Monday, Beijing time.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said at a regular press briefing on Monday that both sides have agreed to work together to have "positive and constructive talks".

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They also want China to abandon its "Made in China 2025" plan, with its ambition of giving China global leadership in a range of key technologies. The U.S.is seeking concessions in Chinese business practices; in exchange it will eliminate tariffs recently imposed on Chinese goods. All eyes are on trade talks in Beijing, where American and Chinese officials are trying to resolve a trade dispute that threatens to worsen an economic slowdown and put a drag on the global economy.

Meanwhile, the South China Morning Post reported that Chinese Vice Chairman Wang Qishan may meet with Trump at the sidelines of the upcoming World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, citing an anonymous source.

Economists say the 90-day postponement of tariff increases that had been meant to take effect January 1 may be too short to settle the disputes bedeviling U.S.

A USA guided-missile destroyer sailed near disputed islands in the South China Sea in what China called a "provocation" as U.S. officials joined talks in Beijing during a truce in a bitter trade war. It deferred the imposition of the next round of tariffs previous year, until at least March 1, by agreeing to buy United States soy beans and other products and removing the tariff surcharge it had imposed on auto imports from the US.

"It certainly has hurt the Chinese economy", Ross told CNBC. The incident could have caused a collision, USA officials said at a time. Both Taiwan and Vietnam also claim the Paracel Islands, and the US has contended that its ships passed through only worldwide waters, which Chinese officials refuted.

Despite the December truce, "most firms expect trade war to escalate", the report said.

Trump on Friday said he was not concerned about Apple's revenue warning.

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