Meanwhile, President Donald Trump is predicting “a very difficult” meeting with President Xi, citing trade deficits and lost jobs.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang gave no details of the agenda, but spoke of the need to see the big picture while fostering mutual interests in trade relations. “The market dictates that interests between our two countries are structured so that you will always have me and I will always have you,” he told a regular briefing. “Both sides should work together to make the cake of mutual interest bigger and not simply seek fairer distribution,” he said.
Trump spokesman Sean Spicer said earlier Thursday that the meeting is a chance for the leaders to build a relationship. Relations between the US and China have been uncertain since Trump’s election. Among other things, he has accused China of unfair trade practises and threatened to declare it a currency manipulator.
Source – Reuters/The Star