As Trump demands major concessions, Beijing wants the world to think that the US will blink first

CNBC | June 14, 2019

The Chinese government is trying to convince the world that the onus is on the U.S. to resolve trade tensions between the two countries. As negotiations remain at a standstill, Beijing has yet to confirm whether Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet U.S. President Donald Trump at the G-20 meeting in Japan at the end of this month. Trump on Monday threatened more tariffs on Chinese goods if Xi does not attend. Representatives from the Chinese side said Thursday they think it’s likely that Xi will go to the G-20 meeting. But in order to reach a trade deal, they emphasize, the U.S. must agree to certain conditions. These include the cancellation of all additional tariffs; following the direction of what was agreed at the G-20 meeting in Argentina last year; and abiding by terms which China considers equal.

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