China Trade Week, Trump-Kim Summit Doubts; China Has No Friends In The US Congress; Xinjiang, Housing; Tencent; LA Times Beijing Bureau Chief Suspended
|May 16, 2018||Subscriber's post|
I am a bit under the weather so apologies that today's issue is a bit late and a bit thin.
President Trump is keeping everyone guessing in the second episode of "China Trade Week". His three tweets this morning are just what we can see publicly:
The Washington Post and CNN have typically written false stories about our trade negotiations with China. Nothing has happened with ZTE except as it pertains to the larger trade deal. Our country has been losing hundreds of billions of dollars a year with China...May 16, 2018
...We have not seen China’s demands yet, which should be few in that previous U.S. Administrations have done so poorly in negotiating. China has seen our demands. There has been no folding as the media would love people to believe, the meetings...May 16, 2018
...haven’t even started yet! The U.S. has very little to give, because it has given so much over the years. China has much to give!May 16, 2018
Actually the Chinese did present their demands two weeks ago in Beijing. But as Axios' Jonathan Swan noted on …