Trump complains with his tweet that China is “letting us down” for not buying agricultural products from the US yet. But he added “hopefully they will start soon”. Separately, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow also said today that he expected China to start purchasing farm products soon.
It’s unsure how “soon” China will start the purchase. But comments from both Trump and Kudlow confirmed that the purchase hasn’t even started yet even though trade teams on both sides have resumed communications.
It’s reported earlier that China is linking the purchases to lift of Huawei’s sanctions. That is, if China won’t start the purchases if Xi is unhappy with how the restrictions in supplying US tech products to Huawei are removed. It seems that the communications between the trade team haven’t enter into something of substance yet.
Mexico is doing great at the Border, but China is letting us down in that they have not been buying the agricultural products from our great Farmers that they said they would. Hopefully they will start soon!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 11, 2019