On Saturday, June 29, During the G20 meeting in Osaka, Japan, Donald Trump and Xi Jinping agreed to resume trade negotiations.
During the meeting Huge changes were made in the international situation and in the relations between China and the United States, But one basic fact remains unchanged: China and the United States benefit from cooperation.
Donald Trump said:
"Today, I am prepared to exchange points on the fundamental issue of the growth of the relationship between China and the United States to determine the direction that our relationship will take in the next period for a relationship based on coordination, cooperation and stability" .
He went on to say: “I think we are very close, but something happened that took us a little further, but it would be historic if we could have a fair trade agreement.
In exchange for flexibility at Huawei, Trump said China had accepted large purchases of agricultural products from the United States. "Almost immediately". But it did not disclose details and Chinese officials have not confirmed the offer.
"We have discussed many things and we are back on the road," Trump said. "We will see what happens"
As In May, Trump signed a decree authorizing the US government to block sales by US companies to foreign companies deemed a security risk.
It is unclear what steps, or if any, have been taken to lift the restriction on sales to the besieged Chinese tech company.
Despite this Trump told reporters he would meet with U.S. officials to ease pressure on Huawei, but they had not yet made the formal decision to lift them.
White House officials clarified the president's remarks on Sunday. Larry Kudlow, president of the National Economic Council, said Sunday that:
The Commerce Department "will grant some additional licenses where there is general availability" of the necessary parts and that "national security concerns will remain paramount."
Because Huawei is caught in the biggest trade war between the United States and China. Huawei reacted quickly.
The manufacturer encouraged developers to join AppGallery, its official Android application distribution platform. But the Chinese also showed that it could go further and considered launching their own operating system, which has been in development since 2012 and could be called "Hongmeng" for the Chinese market and "Oak" for the Chinese market outside of China (in any case, this is a name that Huawei filed with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) this option is considered a last resort if Android is permanently removed as an option for its smartphone customers.
Many believe that President Donald Trump gave up his new taxes under pressure from the business community. who oppose them because they also weaken the U.S. economy
In any event, no timetable has been communicated for the resumption of the discussions..
Trump did not announce when his chief negotiator, US Trade Representative Robert E. Lighthizer, will meet with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, who heads the Beijing negotiating team. Nor has the president set a new deadline for reaching an agreement.
Both parties are divided on whether and how to quickly remove trade barriers that have been erected over the past year, as well as the provisions to enforce an agreement and the details of the increase in orders.
Since Chinese agricultural, energy and industrial products are of interest to Trump. But the taxes already in place, which affect nearly half of Chinese exports to the United States, about $ 250 billion, have yet to be removed.
For Donald Trump told reporters on Saturday that he would delay restrictions against Huawei, allowing US companies to resume sales to China's largest telecommunications equipment maker.
The two countries plan to resume trade talks that broke down last month and that he would allow US companies to supply Huawei.