Politics China will get better U.S. trade deal if it solves North Korea problem: Trump

16:51  11 april  2017
16:51  11 april  2017 Source:   Reuters

Donald Trump in his own words

  Donald Trump in his own words <p>I don’t regret anything, because there is nothing you can do about it. You know if you issue hundreds of tweets, and every once in a while you have a clinker, that’s not so bad. Now my last tweet, you know the one that you are talking about perhaps, was the one about being in quotes wire tapped, meaning surveilled. Guess what, it is turning out to be true . . . I predicted Brexit.</p>I have great respect for him. I have great respect for China. I would not be at all surprised if we did something that would be very dramatic and good for both countries and I hope so.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said in a note on Twitter on Tuesday that he told China 's President Xi Jinping that Beijing would get a better trade deal with Washington if it helped solve the U . S . problem with North Korea .

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said in a note on Twitter on Tuesday that he told China 's President Xi Jinping that Beijing would get a better trade deal with Washington if it helped solve the U . S . problem with North Korea .

U.S. President Trump and China's President Xi shake hands during walk at the Mar-a-Lago estate after a bilateral meeting in Palm Beach © REUTERS/Carlos Barria U.S. President Trump and China's President Xi shake hands during walk at the Mar-a-Lago estate after a bilateral meeting in Palm Beach

President Donald Trump said in a note on Twitter on Tuesday that he told China's President Xi Jinping that Beijing would get a better trade deal with Washington if it helped solve the U.S. problem with North Korea.

"I explained to the president of China that a trade deal with the U.S. will be far better for them if they solve the North Korean problem!" Trump, who held talks with Xi in Florida last week, wrote on Twitter.

"North Korea is looking for trouble. If China decides to help, that would be great. If not, we will solve the problem without them!" he added in a second note.

(Reporting by David Alexander)

Can the U.S. convince China to pressure North Korea? .
One expert says China has the ability to impede the supply chain into the regime, but the U.S. needs to consider Beijing's strategic interestsDuring his trip to Japan, Vice President Pence promised the U.S. will “not rest” until the Korean peninsula is free of nuclear weapons.

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