"They want to make a deal, but do I?," Trump tweeted a few minutes after high-level negotiations began.Full Story
Although wanting to end the 15-month trade war, Chinese Communist Party officials are not optimistic about the size or scope of any agreement with Washington in the short-term.Full Story
The talks are aimed at enhancing the relations the leaders built when they met in the Chinese city of Wuhan last year to help stabilize ties after a standoff in another contested section of their long border.
The U.S. government on Monday expanded its trade blacklist to 28 firms, including China’s top artificial intelligence startups.
About 30 Chinese officials, led by Vice Finance Minister Liao Min, entered the U.S. Trade Representative’s office for two days of negotiations.
During his speech, Xi pledged that China will stay on the path of peaceful development, and pursue a mutually beneficial strategy of opening up.
"This great event completely reversed China's miserable fate born from poverty and weakness and being bullied and humiliated over more than 100 years since the advent of modern times,"
China celebrated Tuesday 70 years since Chairman Mao proclaimed the Peoples Republic, following years of revolutionary war. China held military and civilian parades, in a show of strength, culminating in Tian'anmen Square where President Xi Xinping addressed crowds.
"Chinese people of all ethnic groups have made great achievements that amaze the world over the past seven decades through concerted efforts and arduous struggle...On our journey forward, we must uphold the leadership of the Communist Party of China, maintain the principal status of people, and stay on the path of socialism with Chinese characteristics," President Xi told the crowds.
The year 1949 was the beginning of a cycle of transformations, led by the Communist Party, that has allowed China to lift itself out of forced underdevelopment, and overtake their former masters.
The government of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has worked actively and learned from other countries' practices to advance preventive counterterrorism and deradicalization work in accordance with law.
Cooperation between China and Iran is being carried out within the framework of international law.