İrem UZUN -TDO- Donald Trump will meet China’s negotiating team at the White House on Friday for the latest round of talks aimed at ending a 15-month trade battle that is weighing on the global economy. President said the talks between U.S. and Chinese officials on Thursday went very well and the two sides had a very, very good negotiation. China’s vice-premier, Liu He, is leading the delegation in negotiations with the US trade representative, Robert Lighthizer, and the treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin.
“Big day of negotiations with China. They want to make a deal, but do I?” the president tweeted. On Wall Street, stocks moved higher on hopes that there would be a breakthrough in the dispute.
However, the latest diplomatic disagreements might complicate the talks. This week, the US government blacklisted 28 Chinese entities it said were "implicated" in human rights abuses. The U.S. also imposed additional visa restrictions for Chinese government officials. The Chinese Embassy in Washington has denounced the visa action and said the US accusations on human rights violations were "made-up pretexts" for interfering in China's affairs. Therefore, many trade experts have low expectations for the talks, suggesting an interim deal might be possible, while a major agreement is unlikely.