Listen: United States, China And President Trump discussed on Morning Edition
"Agreement the United States wants concessions in Chinese business practices and in exchange. The US would eliminate tariffs recently imposed on Chinese goods NPR's. Rob Schmitz joins us from Shanghai either. Rob good morning. I guess we should bear in mind. They're talking about getting rid of these tariffs. But tariffs could also go up, right? That's right. President Trump in Chinese leader Xi Jinping agreed a month ago at a dinner meeting at the g twenty in Argentina that they'd hash out their differences over a ninety day period in the hopes that they reach a deal in that time that ninety day period ends on March second, and if the two sides don't come in a trade agreement by then the Trump administration plans to increase tariffs on two hundred billion dollars worth of Chinese imports from ten to twenty five percent. Both countries have had tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars worth of each other's could sense last summer. Would you just remind us for people who are coming back to the news after the holidays, what are the sticking points here. Well, the Trump administration has a list of demands it wants beaching end its practice of forcing American companies to hand over key technology in return for doing business in China. It also wants China to buy more products from the US in order to reduce the trade deficit. And it wants a fairer playing field for US companies inside of China now Beijing's prepared to buy more American products. That's. Easy enough to meet the demands of hundreds of millions of consumers here,"