'Only time will tell' on improving US-China trade

Jerome Frank
April 12, 2017

"They discussed the challenges that introduces for both countries, but there's a real commitment that we work together to see if this can not be resolved in a peaceful way", he said.

The official China Daily newspaper said it was encouraging to see the two-day summit that ended on Friday "going as well as it could" after earlier "confusing signals" from Washington about how it was approaching the U.S.

However, South Korea's chief nuclear envoy Kim Hong-kyun said there was no mention of any military option in his talks with China's Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Affairs, Wu Dawei.

President Donald Trump says he has "developed a friendship" with Chinese President Xi Jinping, as he welcomed him to the United States for their first summit.

Environmentalists fear climate collaboration between the USA and China - one of the brightest spots of relations under Barack Obama - will suffer now that Trump, who has called climate change a Chinese hoax, is in the White House.

Beijing, though deeply concerned by its neighbour's nuclear weapons program, has always advocated an approach that focuses more on talks and engagement than sanctions and isolation.

Such expectations come after a "constructive" visit made by President Xi Jinping to the U.S. last week.

On Friday, the unpredictable Trump not only set a different tone but also avoided any public lapses in protocol that Chinese officials had feared could embarrass their leader. "Tremendous.goodwill and friendship was formed, but only time will tell on trade".

"We will be making additional progress". "I believe we will keep developing in a stable way to form friendly relations ..." He noted the historic responsibility of both countries - the world's largest economies and emerging military rivals - to work toward peace and stability.

"Well, I agree with you 100 percent", Trump replied.

They shared the view that efforts to realize a cease-fire and make progress on the political process in Syria, with the involvement of Russian Federation, as well as the fight against Islamic State militants are important, said a Japanese official who was at the talks.

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It was the first direct US assault on the Russian-backed government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in six years of civil war. During the campaign, Trump had promised American voters that he would stop what he called the theft of American jobs by China .

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But in a sign that rough spots remained, Tillerson afterwards described the discussions as "very frank and candid".

"This is a rogue regime that is now a nuclear-capable regime, and President Xi and President Trump agreed that that is unacceptable".

After the meeting, Trump took Xi on a walk around the manicured grounds of his lavish Spanish-style complex.

Xi is also expected to seek assurances that Trump will not interfere in the territorial dispute over the South China Sea or question the "One China" policy by reaching out to Taiwan's leader again, as he did during the transition. The other two are a law enforcement and cybersecurity dialogue and a social and cultural issues dialogue.

In her interview with CNN's "State of the Union", Ms Haley said removing Assad from power was one of a number of priorities for the US.

"The two options have been on the long list of possible options for a long time and they have generally been found to have far too many downsides", Stephens said.

Despite the latest Xinhua editorial, both leaders issued polite statements following their meeting. And within Trump's administration, there are still divisions over how to approach China.

A request for comment and confirmation of China's offer were not returned by the U.S. Department of Commerce. While Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations, described regime change in Syria as a USA priority and inevitable, Tillerson suggested that last week's American airstrikes in retaliation for the chemical attack hadn't really changed US priorities toward ousting Assad.

North Korea launched a ballistic missile on Wednesday that flew a short distance before spinning out of control and crashing into the sea, the latest of a number of missile tests defying United Nations sanctions.

He also told ABC's This Week programme: "In terms of North Korea, we've been very clear that our objective is a denuclearized Korea peninsula".

During the summit, Trump appeared to have toned down his anti-China rhetoric.

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