Beijing cautions of long-road ahead of a US deal after ice-breaking talks

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Beijing cautions of long-road ahead of a US deal after ice-breaking talks

On Sunday, the 30th of June 2019, Chinese state media, Xinhua said after Xi and Trump had held an 80-minute-long ice-breaking talks that the United States and China would likely to face a long and weary road ahead before they could reach a trade deal to put an end to their bitter rivalry, while more wars over trade were likely.

In point of fact, world’s first- and second-largest economies had been engaged in a rattling battle over trade for nearly a year, which had escalated since last May after a pre-mature ending of their last round of trade talk.

However, evidence of significant progress of relations between Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump had been found following their Saturday’s talk at the sidelines of the latest G20 summit in the Japanese city of Osaka, while the leaders of Beijing and Washington had agreed to a ceasefire and a return to the table of negotiation.

Nonetheless, despite a trade truce achieved after two months of disdainful events including inclining tariffs on each other’s import and a US ban on world’s No. 1 telco gear maker, Huawei Technologies, the pro-CCP controlled official China Daily, a daily newspaper in English language often used by China to vent their message out to the rest of the world, had cautioned that there was no guarantee that there would be a trade agreement.

Besides, the Chinese state-controlled newspaper said in a late Saturday (June 29th) editorial, “Even though Washington agreed to postpone levying additional tariffs on Chinese goods to make way for negotiations, and Trump even hinted at putting off decisions on Huawei until the end of negotiations, things are still very much up in the air”.