Trump says he is in 'no rush' to complete US-China trade deal


China's Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that had previously told Trump that he is willing to "maintain contacts" with the U.S. president.

Over the weekend, Deputy Commerce Minister Wang Shouwen, who has been deeply involved in the trade talks with the United States, has no questions from reporters on whether Xi would go to Mar-a-Lago.

Two Beijing-based diplomatic sources, told Reuters that it is going to Mar-a-Lago, at least in the near term.

One said there was no formal approach to the journey.

"This is media hype," said the first source, of reports Xi and Trump could meet this month in Florida.

Though Trump said he is not in a hurry, he would give him a go at his economic accomplishment as he advances his 2020 re-election campaign. The trade war has hurt the global economy and hung over stock markets, which would likely benefit from an end to the tensions.

In addition to smoothing over sticking points on content, the United States is to be held accountable if it breaks any of its terms.

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, who has spearheaded the talks from the American side, said on Tuesday that U.S. China and major issues remained to be resolved.



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