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President Donald Trump listens to a query as he meets with former hostage Danny Burch, an oil engineer who was taken hostage in Yemen in September 2017, within the Oval Workplace on the White Home in Washington, March 6, 2019.
“We’ll have information on China. In all probability by some means, we’ll know over the subsequent three to 4 weeks,” Trump stated throughout a St. Patrick’s Day reception from the White Home’s East Room.
The president remarked that China has been “very accountable and really affordable.”
The world’s two largest economies have been embroiled in a commerce warfare the previous yr, hitting one another with retaliatory tariffs. There have been indicators of progress to finish the commerce dispute, however safety for mental property and different structural elements within the Chinese language market stay sticking factors between Beijing and Washington.
“If that one will get performed, it will likely be one thing that folks can be speaking about for a very long time,” Trump stated.
Final month, the Trump administration postponed imposing an extra spherical of tariffs on Chinese language items. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated earlier this month the U.S. and China had been “on the cusp” of a doable deal.
On Wednesday, Trump stated he was in “no rush” to complete a trade deal with Beijing.