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Trump says ‘Not interested in talking to China’ over Phase 2 of Trade Talks

Washington: US President Trump on Tuesday gave his indifferent statement regarding the second round of negotiations with China saying that He’s “not interested” in talking to China about the trade because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

“Phase 1” of the US-China trade was signed in January. Donald Trump further said that the Phase 1 agreement turned out to be a great trade deal.

“But as soon as the deal was done, the ink wasn’t even dry, and they hit us with the plague,” he said, referring to the novel coronavirus, which scientists say originated in Wuhan, China, late last year.

Trump firmly believes that China is to be blamed for the widespread of Covid-19 in the US. He has been accusing China of sending the Coronavirus to the United States and urges to hold China accountable for not being able to contain the disease.

He announced he had signed a bill and an executive order sanctioning China over the situation in Hong Kong at the White House on Tuesday evening. He said he has “no plans to speak to” Xi Jinping, the Chinese president.

While the president initially praised the Chinese response to the pandemic, he has since blamed the country for failing to contain the virus, leading to strained relations between the two countries and dimming hopes of progress on further trade talks.

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