‘Good signs‘ on US-China trade, Trump says ahead of talks with Xi

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lauded "good signs" ahead of talks with his Chinese counterpart on resolving their trade war.

"There's some good signs, we'll see what happens," Trump said in Buenos Aires, where he was attending the summit and was to have dinner with Xi on Saturday.

"If we could make a deal, that would be good. I think they want to, and I think we'd like to."

Trump has slapped punishing tariffs on more than $250 billion in Chinese imports so far this year, demanding that end allegedly unfair trade practices and reverse industrial policies criticized by other major economies.

responded with its own tariffs on $110 billion in US goods. But Trump has threatened to target the remaining $267 billion worth of Chinese imports as well, hitting Apple iPhones and laptops produced in

Ahead of the G20, detailed what Trump wants out of

"China should change its practices and come into the community of responsible trading nations," Kudlow said, stressing that he considers the US economy in far better shape than China's to weather a prolonged trade war.

"We are in a position to deal with it and handle it very well," he told reporters.

China will have to give way on "fairness and reciprocity," he said, warning that US concerns over intellectual property theft and China's "must be solved".

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