In their first phone conversation this year Chinese President Xi Jinping told US President Donald Trump to resume talks to improve economic ties between the two nations, both countries should take “constructive measures” to open their markets to each other and “broaden cooperation” to address their trade and economic issues.
The request arrives while tensions rise over the huge imbalance in Sino-US trade.
China’s trade surplus with the US in fact grew to a record US$275.8 billion in 2017, counter to Trump’s goal of narrowing the US trade deficit with China.
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