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

Trump defends not calling out China on currency

  Trump defends not calling out China on currency President Trump on Sunday Monday questioned why he would label China a "currency manipulator" when they are working with the U.S. to deal with an increasingly aggressive North Korea. Why would I call China a currency manipulator when they are working with us on the North Korean problem? We will see what happens!

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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