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Trump Says He Feels ‘No Pressure’ to Make China Trade Deal

  • Twitter message likely to stoke China fears he isn’t serious
  • U.S. bid for new talks had raised hopes for resolving feud
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The U.S. asks for a new round of trade talks with China. Bloomberg’s Stephen Engle reports.Daybreak: Asia." (Source: Bloomberg)
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President Donald Trump swaggered ahead of a possible new round of tariffs talks with China, boasting he has the upper hand in the burgeoning trade war and feels “no pressure” to resolve the feud.

Trump’s Twitter message on Thursday shows he is determined to enter any negotiation showing strength, but risks stoking Chinese fears that the U.S. president isn’t yet serious about striking a deal. Chinese officials already have felt burned by U.S. backtracking in prior talks as the two countries’ trade dispute deepened.