China and U.S. to Push Back Trump-Xi Meeting to at Least April

  • A meeting between President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping to sign an agreement to end their trade war won’t occur this month and is more likely to happen in April at the earliest, three people familiar with the matter said.
  • Despite claims of progress in talks by both sides, a hoped-for summit at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort will now take place at the end of April if it happens at all, according to one of the sources.
  • “China is pressing for a formal state visit rather than a lower-key appearance just to sign a trade deal,” said the source.
  • Trump acknowledged concerns in Beijing about the possibility of him walking away from a trade deal, offering to push back a summit with Xi until a final deal is reached.

(Source: Bloomberg)