US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that Beijing so far has not made sufficient concessions in trade talks, making him reluctant to conclude a bargain, reported the South China Morning Post.
“I can tell you this. China would much rather make a trade deal than I would,” he told reporters while touring a manufacturing facility that produces computer for Apple. “I don’t think they’re stepping up to the level that I want.”
China has insisted on a rollback of existing tariffs, which Trump said he has not agreed to. American officials want large purchases of US farm exports, which may be unworkable for Beijing.
Trump said he is “looking at” exempting Apple from the China tariffs, but said it might be unfair to Samsung given the US free trade deal with South Korea.