US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping have expressed optimism about resolving their bitter trade disputes ahead of a high-stakes meeting planned for the two leaders at the end of November in Argentia. Those discussions are moving along nicely with meetings being scheduled at the G-20 in Argentina.
"I agree, this phone conversation was an extremely positive phone conversation", Lu said at a regular briefing. "Also had good discussion on North Korea!"
Trump said he and Xi plan to meet during a gathering of the Group of 20 major economies this month in Argentina.
"Just had a long and very good conversation with President Xi Jinping of China".
The two leaders agreed the trade dispute "should be handled properly through substantial consultation", Lu said.
Xi responded to the call by saying he hopes China and the USA will be able to promote a steady and healthy relationship, Chinese state media reported Thursday.
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However, "policy talks" will determine whether he imposes additional duties, "not an arbitrary timeline", said Kudlow, who served as the Trump campaign's senior economic adviser.
In the phone call with Trump, Xi also said he and Trump hoped to expand bilateral trade cooperation, he was quoted as saying on CCTV state television.
On Thursday, the U.S. accused a Chinese state-owned company of conspiring to steal trade secrets of USA chip-maker Micron Technology Inc as part of a Justice Department crackdown against China in cases of suspected economic espionage.
The Trump administration has imposed tariffs on $250bn of trade with China this year and has threatened to hit all imports from China, which were worth $505bn last year.
China's Premier Li Keqiang, right, speaks next to Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander during a meeting with a group of U.S. Republican senators and Congress members at Zhongnanhai leadership compound in Beijing, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. "China would love to make a deal", Trump told Breitbart at the time.
Alexander said he would be discussing trade with Li, though neither of them mentioned the ongoing tariff war in remarks in front of reporters. "China does not want to see this", he said, according to Xinhua.