President Trump, in his customary Twitter messaging style, said ’….productive talks, I will be delaying the U.S. increase in tariffs now scheduled for March 1. Assuming both sides make additional progress we will be planning a Summit for President Xi and myself, at Mar-a-Lago, to conclude an agreement’. No details of exactly what progress had been made were supplied by the White House. Xinhua news agency responded saying, ‘the emergence of new uncertainty cannot be ruled out, and the long-term nature, complexity, and difficulty of China-U.S. trade frictions must be clearly recognised’.
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