During a meeting at the G20 summit between US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping, the states both agreed to delay tariff hikes on Chinese goods whilst they negotiate a possible new arrangement between the two countries.
Below are some of Donald Trump’s quotes on the matter.
“The negotiations with China have already started. Unless extended, they will end 90 days from the date of our wonderful and very warm dinner with President Xi in Argentina. Bob Lighthizer will be working closely with Steve Mnuchin, Larry Kudlow, Wilbur Ross and Peter Navarro…” – Donald Trump, Twitter, 4 December 2018
“President Xi and I want this deal to happen, and it probably will. But if not remember, I am a Tariff Man. When people or countries come in to raid the great wealth of our Nation, I want them to pay for the privilege of doing so. It will always be the best way to max out our economic power.” – Donald Trump, Business Insider South Africa, 4 December 2018