The Trump administration has said it will not sit down to discuss trade war resolutions with China until it begins to take Washington’s list of grievances surrounding trade practices seriously, CNBC reports.
Presidents Trump and Xi are due to meet at the end of November at the G20 leaders’ summit in Buenos Aires, a meeting that was uncertain to go ahead following recent exchanges from government officials.
“If China wants [the G-20 session] to be a meaningful meeting, we need to do the groundwork,” a senior White House official said. “And if they don’t give us any information, it’s just hard to see how that becomes fruitful.”
Since earlier this year, the United States has been pushing for China to address a number of issues involving alleged forced technology transfer, intellectual property theft and non-tariff barriers to trade.