Possibility of Lifting China Tariffs Depends on Future Negotiations - Trump

© AP Photo / Thomas Peter/Pool U.S. President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping attend at a state dinner at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017
U.S. President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping attend at a state dinner at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 - Sputnik International
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US President Donald Trump called conversations on the status of the trade relationship between the US and China "candid and constructive," while noting that the possibility of removing US imposed tariffs on China, depends on future negotiations.

Donald Trump turned to Twitter, where he shared his feelings in regards to US-China negotiations, which ended earlier today.

He noted that US-China trade talks will continue, but the US-imposed tariffs on Chinese imports may or may not be removed based on the outcome of the talks.

He also described his relations with Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping as "a very strong one."

​Earlier in the day, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that trade talks between the United States and China were constructive.

Mnuchin made the remarks shortly after the top Chinese trade negotiator Liu He left the office of the US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.    

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​US President Donald Trump said earlier on Friday that trade talks with China were proceeding in a "very congenial manner" despite his administration's decision to impose 25 percent tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods.

FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2017 file photo, an American flag is flown next to the Chinese national emblem during a welcome ceremony for visiting U.S. President Donald Trump outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing - Sputnik International
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Trump added that the latest tariffs, which went into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, would produce "massive payments" that would go directly to the US Treasury Department.

Washington and Beijing have been trying to overcome disagreements that emerged in the wake of Trump's decision last June to impose 25 percent tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods in a bid to fix the US-Chinese trade deficit. Since then, the sides have exchanged several rounds of trade duties.

Beijing has already vowed to retaliate against Washington's decision on Friday to impose the latest 25 percent tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods.    

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