Apr 8, 2018 - Economy

Trump: "Xi and I will always be friends" despite trade issues

President Trump tweeted on Sunday that the burgeoning potential trade war between the United States and China won't get in the way of his relationship with Chinese President Xi Jinping, who he hosted at Mar-a-Lago and visited in Beijing. But, most notably, Trump sounded optimistic that the conflict might be worked out soon:

The details: China and the U.S. have been hitting each other with tit-for-tat tariff announcements for the past two weeks, and the stock market has been caught in the crossfire. And China filed a case with the World Trade Organization last week accusing the U.S. of violating global trade rules.

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