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Kudlow Says U.S. Willing to Talk With China as Tariffs Loom

  • Trump open to meeting Xi in person to discuss trade conflict
  • U.S. plans to impose tariffs on $200 billion in China goods
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Kudlow discusses ongoing communication between the United States and China on trade.(Source: Bloomberg)
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President Donald Trump is willing to meet with Chinese leader Xi Jinping as the two nations square off over trade, but Beijing needs to show it’s open to compromise, said White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow.

Kudlow declined to say if the Trump administration will clarify Friday whether it will follow through with a plan to impose tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods, the day after a public feedback period ended. “We will evaluate the comments and we will make a decision” in terms of the volume, tariff rate and timing, he said in an interview with Bloomberg TV.