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Trump says he and China's Xi will not meet before March 1 trade deadline

2019-02-08 12:43:51       source:The Straits Times

Feburary 8, 2019

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - President Donald Trump said on Thursday (Feb 7) he did not plan to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping before a March 1 deadline set by the two countries to achieve a trade deal.

Asked during an event in the Oval Office whether there would be a meeting before the deadline, Trump said: “No.” 

When asked whether there would be a meeting in the next month or so, Trump said: “Not yet. Maybe. Probably too soon. Probably too soon.” 

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