US President Donald trump said that Washington still has the possibility of ending ties with China. He wrote about this on his Twitter page on Thursday, June 18.
According to the head of the White house, a break in relations between the countries can occur under certain conditions. What exactly they are, he did not specify.
Earlier on June 18, US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo said that China had confirmed all its obligations under the first phase of the trade deal with the US.
The trade standoff between the two countries began in July 2018. Then Washington imposed duties of 25% on imports of 818 types of Chinese goods totaling $34 billion a year. Beijing has taken mirror measures. Later, the parties repeatedly introduced new duties.
On May 23, the us Department of Commerce blacklisted 24 Chinese organizations for activities that contradict the interests of American national security.
On June 4, us President Donald trump blamed China for the coronavirus pandemic.
He stressed that before the outbreak, Beijing had its most troubled year in the past 67 years because of its policies.
Trump called the trade deal between the countries great, noting that it eliminates the us deficit in trade with China in the amount of $500 billion.
At the same time, the next day, trump said that the spread of COVID-19 forced him to reconsider his attitude to the trade agreement with China.
The American leader stressed that the coronavirus was “a very bad gift from China.” Its distribution began immediately after the deal was signed.
In turn, on June 10, Chinese Ambassador to Russia Zhang Hanhui called the US attacks on China completely politicized and noted that Beijing is always ready to cooperate with Washington.