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White House Expects 'Frank Exchange' on Trade with Chinese Official: Source

Mar 01 , 2018

Top aides to President Donald Trump look to push a tough line on trade in talks on Thursday with an envoy of Chinese President Xi Jinping, with a White House official saying a frank exchange of views was expected.

Aides say Trump has been increasingly frustrated by the soaring U.S. trade deficit with China, which was $375 billion in 2017, and is considering slapping tariffs on imported steel and aluminum.
That would raise the prospect of retaliation from Beijing and what some analysts see as a possible trade war.
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