Looks like the Liar in Chief has walked it back to make it look like he's the great deal maker. Not really surprised by this.
The situation couldn't go on. China now rule the world like it or not. This was inevitable and Trump causes a problem only to then back track for re-election agendas and suddenly Hauwei @Bambino will be the best thing since sliced bread. Everything is carefully planned by the Trump regime with only one aim.
Thought I heard that "sort of thing" too.
All Trump wants I suppose is for the Chinese to buy more
from the US understandable really.
Whatever he is ~ he has the "businessman" mentality (may be a bit more mental than most ok)
threaten taxes import duties etc. then gentle down until you get
what you really want.
Par for the course to be a bankrupt (see Mr. Green)
Everything "staggeringly"in the shops here is made in China ~ stamped on everything
cherished by me and expensive too!
Maybe we should also be looking at getting a balance with China/trade too
what could we trade ~ I know trade B.J. for a chinese diplomat with 1/2 brain would be tons better than we seem to be able to "put up" for PM
Your take on this is pretty accurate, @jonsie. Add to that the absurd tariffs are hurting the US economy. This needs to get settled. I will never understand how a five time bankrupt, failed businessman turned reality TV show host got elected President. You couldn't make it up.
And it's going the same way here with BS Johnson, @Bambino... it's all about the lowest common denominator every time, as far as I can tell.
About the only thing I agree with Trump on is that China maybe guilty of Intellectual Property theft.
This was always likely to be a side effect of cheap contract manufacturing as not everyone is honest and if you are sending schematics to a third party and saying build this as cheaply as you can someone is going to say 'we can build our own version of this and earn a good margin'
In the West we have robust IP protection laws but of course China won't really give a stuff about these as the Communist Party just wants to stay in power and to do that it needs to keep the revenue rolling in.
There may indeed be some legitimate security concerns but Trump is happy to put these on the back burner if it gets him elected again.
I still find it amusing he believes that the Chinese were paying the tariffs.
What is the world coming to? I never thought our great countries would see two buffoons in charge at the same time.
Looking over their shoulders into the opposition camps and well, lets just say there isn't much hope for future leadership coming through.
Sheepdog in "Where's that private island?" mode