United States threatens more tariffs on China after G20 meeting

Last Updated: Jun 11 2019 15:40
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WASHINGTON- On Monday, United States President Donald Trump said that he was ready to impose another round of punitive tariffs on Chinese imports if he cannot make progress in trade talks with China`s President at a Group of 20 summits later this month.

Since two days of talks to resolve the US-China trade dispute last month in Washington ended in a stalemate, Trump has repeatedly said he expected to meet President Xi Jinping at the June 28-29 summit in Osaka, Japan. China has not confirmed any such meeting.

Trump said last week he would decide after the meeting of the leaders of the world`s largest economies whether to carry out a threat to impose tariffs on at least $300 billion in Chinese goods. In comments to reporters on Monday, Trump said he still thought the meeting with Xi would happen.

"We are scheduled to talk and to meet. I think the interesting things will happen. Let`s see what happens," Trump told reporters at the White House. The United States has already imposed 25% tariffs on $250 billion worth of goods.