US, China Exploring Deal to Delay More Tariffs, Start Talks

US, China Exploring Deal to Delay More Tariffs, Start Talks

"But, frankly, I like the deal we have right now", the president continued.

He said while he disagreed with the USA actions, they were in response to "legitimate issues" such as China's intellectual property theft, which the US costs it an estimated $600 billion a year. But Trump's own comments leave little hope for "positive outcomes" on December 1.

Mr Macri said the matter of the killing would be "on the table" during bilateral and possibly broader meetings.

A Reuters poll yesterday showed China's factories likely struggled to grow for a second straight month in November as cooling demand at home and the threat of higher United States tariffs stifled new orders.

The stakes are high for the world's two biggest economies.

The self-described "nationalist" president's latest foray into global diplomacy will feature a double main event: A dinner with Chinese President Xi Jinping during which the conversational entree will be a nasty trade dispute, and a second one-on-one meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin that will capture the attention of the world following a July summit that brought bipartisan scorn over Trump's seeming deference to the former KGB spymaster. The actions against China are motivated by unfair trade practices by Beijing. But foreign firms in China complain that such promises are all too routine and ring hollow.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she planned to press Putin on the issue, telling a Ukrainian business forum in Berlin on Thursday, "We can only resolve this in talks with one another because there is no military solution to all of these conflicts".

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday, on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to discuss India's role in addressing the issue of climate change globally.

"If we do not show concrete progress, our global meetings become useless and even counterproductive", he said.

"An agreement that simply results in the purchase of more U.S. products from China, or promises vague commitments with unclear timelines, will only serve to kick the can down the road, and would further harm the state of the relationship for years to come", he commented.

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After the financial crisis of 2008, the G20 worked on stabilising the world's economy and also looks at markets, trade and development.

Shortly before the summit kicks off, Trump's "America First" charge will bear fruit with the signing in Buenos Aires of a successor to the North American free trade pact NAFTA.

Thomas Wright, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, said "there's a deep division in this G20 now between democracies and authoritarians".

National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow said that the White House was having "a lot of communication with the Chinese government at all levels".

"The G20 today is more of a standards setting body for global economic policy in different domains, such as energy security, trade and cyber security".

Global markets are also rattled at the prospect of the impasse remaining unresolved, more so after the USA and China fell out over trade-related issues at the recent APEC summit, and, for the first time, no joint communique was released.

On the other hand, Britain's "Brexit" separation from the European Union is seen as another threat to global growth, International Monetary Fund chief, Christine Lagarde, said.

Britain and Argentina went to war over the Falkland/Malvinas islands in 1982, and May will be the first serving British leader ever to visit the Argentine capital.

May is expected to use the G20 to sell Britain's post-Brexit trading future outside the EU.

Kudlow added that there is a "good possibility" the two countries can reach some sort of trade agreement.

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