Trump delays China tariff hikes following ‘productive talks’ in Washington

VOA FILE – President Donald Trump speaks on the South Lawn of the White House as he walks from Marine One, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Washington.

(Fox News) – President Trump says substantial progress has been made with the Chinese and a summit will be planned to conclude a trade agreement; Blake Burman reports from the White House.

President Trump announced Sunday that he would hold off on implementing planned tariff hikes on hundreds of goods imported from China, citing “substantial progress” in high-level trade talks between the two nations.

The president also tweeted he would hold a summit meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida to finalize an agreement “assuming both sides make additional progress.”

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.