Trump says it's 'fine' if September China talks are cancelled

China's economy grew 6.2 per cent in the second quarter of this year its slowest rate in 27 years hit by a costly tit-for-tat exchange of tariffs with the United States

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"They would like to make a deal".

"We'll see whether or not we keep our meeting in September", Trump told reporters at the White House before heading out for fundraisers in NY and then vacation at his New Jersey golf resort.

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Last month, the International Monetary Fund confirmed that the exchange rate of the renminbi had become more flexible and registered real appreciation over the past decade.

"When you look at the Trump presidency, two and a half years into this presidency, 15 months until the election, and we're at this very unsafe juncture now where the tactics of the Trump White House are overtaking any semblance of a strategy", Goujon told Yahoo Finance's YFI AM on Friday. Right now the talks are scheduled in September.

Economists say even if a settlement with the U.S.is reached, China's exports this year will be lackluster due to weak global demand, putting pressure on manufacturers that support millions of jobs. They argue that many of their products are easily obtainable from their overseas rivals, making a ban ineffective and also harmful to the industry that the trade dispute with China is supposed to be helping.

Tensions escalated after Washington branded Beijing a currency manipulator and threatened to impose 10% tariffs on $300 billion in Chinese imports, starting on September 1. "The cost of tariffs imposed by the United States should be borne by the USA market and consumers", the association said.

Washington will not do business with technology giant Huawei unless a trade deal with Beijing is brokered, U.S. President Donald Trump said Friday. "The media is against him, his supporters are for him and the Democrats don't seem like a threat".

The sales, a fraction of what China would normally buy from the United States, occurred as top officials met in Shanghai for talks aimed at restarting trade talks to end a year-long trade war. "You actually like something that I'm doing.' He said, 'not like, love'".

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"We're doing very well with China", Trump said Friday.

He repeated his allegation that China is a currency manipulator and repeated his questionable claim that Beijing is "paying for" increased tariffs and not the U.S. consumer.

The PBOC, the central bank, made the remark after Washington's decision on 5 August to label Beijing a currency manipulator. Imports from the US fell 19.1% from a year earlier, compared with a 31% drop the previous month.

"American taxpayers not paying for it", Trump said.

It's been nearly three months since the USA first announced that Huawei had been placed on an "entity list" in May, which banned U.S. companies form doing business with Huawei. "In fact, we have virtually no inflation in our country".

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