Analysis: Western media upbeat about latest round of Sino-U.S. trade talks


Western media outlets have struck an upbeat tone when discussing the ongoing trade talks between the world’s two largest economies.

“The Trump administration was pleased that the talks were moving forward,” Reuters quoted White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett as saying. Both Chinese and U.S. officials are hopeful that “a new round of talks would bring them closer to easing their seven-month trade war,” the news agency stressed in its report.

The Guardian jocularly described the trade spats as “top strand in the White House soap” and Trump’s changed attitude on a potential meeting with his counterpart Xi Jinping is a twist that Wall Street, eager for an end of the trade war, “loved” to watch in the soap.

It’s interesting to note that days after Trump, “an actor” in Guardian’s words, denied a face-to-face talk with Xi by the deadline, White House adviser Kellyanne Conway confirmed that the President still wants to have a meeting “very soon” to end the trade war.

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