The high expected dinner between the two leaders, set for Saturday, will be on the G side -20 summit in…
The high expected dinner between the two leaders, set for Saturday, will be on the G side -20 summit in Argentina.
“I bet how many leaders around the G-20 table may whisper to Donald Trump,” Get a hard bargain with the Chinese, “says Burns.
The US and China have been engaged in escalating tariffs. White House has its latest $ 200 billion worth of Chinese goods. If the two nations do not reach a security guard since 2019, tariffs will jump from 10 percent to 25 percent. It is part of the administration’s plan to get what it sees as more favorable Trump has already fired the first round of negotiations, says Burns, who served as US ambassador to NATO and was the government’s third-ranking diplomat under the George W. Bush presidency.
The president told the Wall Street Journal earlier this week that He expects to continue with the 25 percent tariffs and also suggested that he could place a 10 percent fee on iPhone and laptops imports ade from China.
“He is a cagey negotiator,” Burns said. “He tries to put the ball in China’s court and see how much he can get from China, from Xi Jinping, over the table on Saturday night.
He expects China to offer a guarantee that they will import a certain level of United States exports per year. However, management is more interested in structural changes in China’s rope trade, he added.
“It’s a cat and mouse game between two very strong leaders, strong governments,” says Burns.