No talks between Trump and China’s Xi before trade deadline
Contrary to a statement made by the U.S. president last week, Donald Trump has now said that he will not be meeting with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping before March 1, which is the deadline set by both leaders for the negotiation of a new trade deal between their countries.
President Trump also stated that meeting with Xi next month would be “[p]robably too soon”. Advisers of the U.S. leader reportedly feared that a meeting between the two presidents before the deadline would weaken U.S. leverage in the negotiations. A new round of talks has been scheduled for next week in Beijing.