US PRESIDENT Donald Trump talked trade and confrontation with North Korea on the second day of meetings with China’s Xi Jinping yesterday.
He repeated his well-worn claims of “unfair” Chinese trade practices.
Another $250 billion (£190bn) of commercial contracts for US products were announced yesterday, timed to coincide with the state visit.
However some are non-binding and it was unclear how many were new or final.
Mr Xi said that “China will not close its doors” but open them “even wider,” pledging that foreign firms would find the market “more open, more transparent and more orderly.”
On North Korea, Mr Trump also claimed that “China can fix this problem easily,” despite the US repeatedly rejecting Chinese call for peaceful negotiations and an end to the threats often issued by Mr Trump.