Trump hits out at China over slowing agricultural purchases

13 July, 2019, 14:10 | Author: Regina Silva
  • Donald Trump

China also directed importers to find non-U.S. suppliers.

China's imports and exports both fell in June, official data showed Friday, as weak demand at home and overseas hit trade in the world's second largest economy.

China's soybean imports fell 11.5 per cent in June from May, customs data showed on Friday, as the Sino-US trade war and an outbreak of deadly African swine fever curb demand.

Xi Jinping's top trade negotiator spoke with his US counterparts on Tuesday (July 9), in the first talks since the G20 summit truce agreed with US President Donald Trump. "We expect exports to continue to be weak for the rest of the year, but probably not as bad as in June", due to the expectation that "China's infrastructure investment will grow faster in the second half as more of the policy support comes through".

According to Reuters, ANZ analysts noted that Trump's comments about China's alleged failure to live up to its commitments on trade with the USA may not be a huge move compared to previous statements but the us president may be delivering a warning.

Here's how Google plans to celebrate 50th year of Apollo 11 mission
Former astronaut Ken Bowersox will be the acting head of the section, according to Bridenstine's email. At the time, they were an engineer, a flight director and an astronaut.

Maricopa County Reports 1st West Nile Virus Death This Year
State health officials say the mosquito-borne West Nile virus has officially returned to MA . KDHE officials say a contractor in the area will start spraying next week.

Huge blast in hotel in Somalia's Kismayu, followed by gunfire
Al-Shabaab was ejected from Mogadishu in 2011 and has since been driven from most of its other strongholds. The death of Hodan, 43 and Sahal, 35 becomes the first journalists killed in the country this year.

On Thursday (July 11), Trump accused China of "letting us down" by not promptly buying more U.S. farm products.

"It seems the two sides are arm-wrestling about the basis on which they'll resume talks, as well as when and where", said Zhou Xiaoming, a former commerce ministry official and diplomat.

The U.S. has imposed tariffs on $250 billion in Chinese imports, drawing retaliatory sanctions from Beijing on $110 billion in U.S. products. Analysts polled by Bloomberg News had forecast exports to dip 1.4 percent and imports to fall 4.6 percent.

A date for face-to-face talks was not agreed during the call, although trade tensions between China and the U.S. remain high, given there has been little progress to resolve the conflict since the ceasefire was agreed. Mistrust between Washington and Beijing runs high. Altogether the two giants have slapped each other with punitive tariffs covering more than $360 billion in two-way trade, damaging manufacturers on both sides of the Pacific. On Thursday Trump raised eyebrows with a tweet accusing China of not fulfilling a pledge to buy more agricultural goods, adding: "Hopefully they will start soon!"


  • Xiaomi officially teases the Mi A3 and Mi A3 Lite smartphone's arrival

    Xiaomi officially teases the Mi A3 and Mi A3 Lite smartphone's arrival

    Sung also asked users what do they look forward to in the next line of smartphones in the Mi A series. India didn't get the Mi A2 Lite, but later the device launched as rebranded Redmi 6 Pro with MIUI.
    Instagram users urged to stop taking selfies in toxic Russian pond

    Instagram users urged to stop taking selfies in toxic Russian pond

    Photos of the vibrant lake are brightening up Instagram influencers' feeds, but it's not as wholesome as it seems. There's just one small problem: It's not a pristine wilderness, but a man-made toxic waste dump.
    McLaren retains Sainz and Norris for 2020

    McLaren retains Sainz and Norris for 2020

    McLaren has confirmed it will retain both of its current Formula 1 drivers, Carlos Sainz and Lando Norris , for the 2020 season. ESPN2 is set to broadcast this race live from Silverstone Circuit in England, United Kingdom beginning at 10:10 a.m.
  • Hong Kong activists promise more protests

    Hong Kong activists promise more protests

    Beijing-appointed Lam, who is not directly elected, and her government haven't acted in the people's interest, he said. Human Rights Council on suppression of rights and freedom in Hong Kong and called on it to eject China as a member.
    Minister deploys army to fight Cape crime

    Minister deploys army to fight Cape crime

    After initially reporting the deployment would begin today, the army has stalled while necessary paperwork is carried out.
    Love Island's Amy Hart lost weight from stress so bosses force-fed her

    Love Island's Amy Hart lost weight from stress so bosses force-fed her

    And when you love someone you have to let them go. "I love you all so much and I can not tell you what you've all done for me". My villa experience was the time of my life and my heartbreak was only a small part of my entire journey.
  • Drake Announces 9th Annual OVO Fest Lineup

    Drake Announces 9th Annual OVO Fest Lineup

    Check out fans' frustrated reactions to the high ticket prices for the 2019 OVO Festival below. Yet, the prices for the show are what have fans disconcerted.

    Epstein Lawyers Offer $77M Bond For Latest Sex Trafficking Charges

    Media stars and entertainers were among his dinner guests at his Upper East Side mansion overlooking Central Park. He also knew that numerous girls were underage because they told him, authorities alleged.
    Mortal Kombat Reboot Writer Confirms R-Rating, Fatalities

    Mortal Kombat Reboot Writer Confirms R-Rating, Fatalities

    Little else of the Mortal Kombat film has been revealed so far, but it begins filming in Australia later this year. In 2011, Kevin Tancharoen's Mortal Kombat: Legacy web series delivered a mature-themed take on the franchise.
  • Brazil's Bolsonaro offers his son U.S

    Brazil's Bolsonaro offers his son U.S

    He added the ultimate nomination still depended on conversations with his father and Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo. President Donald Trump's children, speaks English and Spanish and has experience overseas .
    'Many thousands' of jobs will be lost in no-deal Brexit

    'Many thousands' of jobs will be lost in no-deal Brexit

    She said if the future relationship had been negotiated alongside there would not have been the same issue with the backstop. Mrs May said she had underestimated the unwillingness of some people in parliament to compromise to deliver Brexit.
    Huawei Confirms EMUI 10 Is Coming Next Month

    Huawei Confirms EMUI 10 Is Coming Next Month

    A very important update consists of the battery that has been increased from 4,200mAh to 5,000mA. In China , the company will launch its first 5G phone on July 26th, according to the reports.


No breakthrough in India-U.S trade talks
Foreign ministry spokesman Raveesh Kumar said on Thursday that all decisions in the talks would aim to keep relations "positive". Top sources told CNBC-TV18 that tariffs, ecommerce and data localisation issues are the main issues that would be discussed.

National Football League owners propose lengthening season, setting games limit for players
The current Collective Bargaining Agreement is set to expire following the 2020 National Football League season, in March 2021. The idea has already received quite a bit of skepticism from the NFLPA with president Eric Winston scoffing at the notion.

Armored truck spews money onto Atlanta interstate
Lewis said the money had been weighing on his heart and when he learned it was considered theft, he turned it over to police. It felt like a movie or something out of a video game, not something you would see in real life.

Celtics to sign Carsen Edwards to four-year guaranteed contract
The Boston Celtics NBA Summer League team will be the #1 seed in the eight team playoff round that begins Saturday in Las Vegas . The guard started all 32 games for the Hoosiers and led the team with 16.5 points per game, earning All-Big Ten honors.

Twitter mobile app and website suffers hour-long worldwide outage
"We are now investigating issues people are having accessing Twitter ". "We were down. and now slowly coming back up". Update 15:52 EDT: Twitter seems to be back but some users still receive "We're having trouble loading your timeline.

Dragon Quest Builders 2: Is It PS4 Pro Enhanced? Answered
So, it makes sense that you're going to want to get in on the action here, because it's damn cute, and everyone loves cute things. You're set a task by adorably squat characters, you venture out into the world to stockpile materials, and then you get building.

House Democrats Nuke AOC’s Chief-Of-Staff On Twitter, Meltdown Ensues
The figures reflected "a deliberate, unnecessary and cruel choice by President Trump and his administration", the report said. Congress last month approved a $4.6 billion measure with money to improve border stations and migrants' treatment.

EU threatens sanctions on Turkey over Cyprus drilling
Turkish Cypriot reports said water bottles were thrown at the bus and damage was done to its side-mirrors by angry Greek Cypriots but who they were was not immediately confirmed.

Karnataka crisis: High-decibel arguments witnessed in SC
Meanwhile, the MLAs have been rushed back to Mumbai , where they have been camping since they tendered their resignations. The MLAs accused assembly speaker Ramesh Kumar for not accepting their resignation .

Amazon working on high-end Echo, Alexa home robot
There's no denying that the Apple HomePod and Sonos One are vastly better sounding speakers than everything in Amazon's line-up. Individuals acquainted with the task portray prototypes that explore with the assistance of a variety of PC vision cameras.