China, US showdown looms on trade at fractious G20

Updated: Dec 02, 2018, 11:51 IST | Agencies | Buenos Aires

Donald Trump, who has already slapped $250 billion in tariffs on China, sounded upbeat about making progress with his counterpart Xi Jinping after weeks of dire warnings

Global leaders gather in Buenos Aires for the G20 Leaders' Summit
Global leaders gather in Buenos Aires for the G20 Leaders' Summit

The United States and China, the world's two largest economies, will try to find a breakthrough to exit a spiralling trade war as their presidents meet at a tense G20 summit.

With markets watching nervously, US President Donald Trump has described the Buenos Aires summit of the 20 leading economic powers as a deadline for China to meet his demands or risk even further pressure.

The summit itself, with leaders from France, Russia and Saudi Arabia among those attending, has been struggling to carve out any accord on fighting climate change while hot-button disputes such as Ukraine loom large.

Trump, who has already slapped $250 billion in tariffs on China, sounded upbeat about making progress with his counterpart Xi Jinping after weeks of dire warnings. "We're working very hard. If we could make a deal, that would be good," Trump said.

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