Trump heads to G20 primed for new conflicts

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Trump already has imposed steep punitive tariffs on about half of the Chinese goods imported into the U.S. market each year, and has threatened to target the remaining $267 billion as well - which would hit Apple iPhones and laptops produced in China.

In an interview with The Wall Street Journal published on Tuesday, Trump said that it was "very unlikely" that he would postpone raising tariffs to 25 percent on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports, as Beijing wants while the two nations continue negotiations.

The duties make it more expensive for USA importers to buy those items, but Americans bought more goods from overseas in October than they did the month before.

Additional tariffs on auto imports from China would affect any cars produced in China. "I am open to making a deal but frankly I like the deal that we have right now", the president said.

"He has the silent support, not so much public, of a lot of governments around the world who are also victims of Chinese trade practices", Burns said on " Closing Bell".

Lighthizer said China's policies continue to cause "severe harm" to USA manufacturers, and "as of yet, China has not come to the table with proposals for meaningful reform".

Trump wants the European Union and Japan to buy more American-made vehicles. -China trade war, the Saudi crown prince's first trip overseas since the brutal killing of a newspaper columnist and the Ukraine crisis will grab the world's attention at this week's G-20 summit.

Trump recently lit into Macron over his suggestion that Europe build up its militaries because the continent can no longer depend on the U.S. Trump also criticized him over French tariffs on U.S. wine and even Macron's approval ratings.

"It's been such a bad one-way street with China", Trump told the Wall Street Journal in an interview Monday.

On Saturday, December 1, Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump will meet on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Argentina. It is their only scheduled meeting before the end of the year. On the other are pragmatists led by White House chief economist Larry Kudlow and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, concerned about the harm deepening friction could do to the USA economy and markets. But Trump escalated tensions earlier in the week, when he repeated a threat to put tariffs on the remaining Chinese goods if a deal can't be reached.

The president's economic adviser Larry Kudlow, in a briefing with reporters this week, similarly sought to make the case that the USA comes into the negotiations from a stronger bargaining position than China.

British Prime Minister Theresa May has said she will meet the crown prince and deliver a "very clear" message. "And it is willing to cooperate with Washington in dealing with concerns about trade if they are fair-minded", the paper said.

Asked if China was seeking to prevent more U.S. tariffs at the high-stakes meeting, the ministry's spokesman, Gao Feng, said economic teams from both sides were in contact to implement a "consensus" reached by Trump and Xi in a phone call this month. Pence, who stood in for Trump at the meetings, mirrored Washington's labelling of Beijing as a "strategic competitor" in key national security documents such as the National Security Strategy and National Defense Strategy.

"Steel jobs are coming back to America, just like I predicted", Trump tweeted Wednesday. Many American, German and Japanese automakers have plants or joint ventures in China.

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