Japan's Abe and China's Xi Jinping meet amid trade war fears

Posted June 28, 2019

The US has placed Chinese technology companies including Huawei on a trade blacklist while China has threatened to release its own list of blacklisted US firms. "Even as trade frictions persist, he's got the opportunity to see where the Chinese side is since the talks last left off", the official said.

PM Modi will hold 10 bilateral meetings, including the ones with France, Japan, Indonesia, US, and Turkey, on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Japan.

"[That] could lead to Japan rethinking rearmament, and possibly interest it in acquiring nuclear weapons", Koh said.

Last month, Trump more than doubled import tariffs on $200bn worth of Chinese goods to 25 percent. During his phone interview, Trump said: "If Japan is attacked, we will fight World War 3 with our lives and with our treasure". They agreed on the delivery of both the projects on time.

Any talks between China and the USA have to be based on "mutual respect, equality and mutual benefit and comply with WTO rules", Wang said. "I$3 hope to further elevate ties to the next level". "This is bad for everyone.it's a no-win situation", said Denis Hew, director of the Policy Support Unit for APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation).

Modi said Swami Vivekananda, Rabindranath Tagore, Mahatma Gandhi, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Justice Radhabinod Pal and many Indians strengthened India's relationship with Japan and that is why after WW-II, India and Japan's relationship reached newer heights.

The G20 comprises Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, the European Union, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the US.

The administration official said rounds of meetings between top trade officials from both countries likely would begin again after the G20 summit.

Trump is expected to meet Vladimir Putin for face-to-face talks for the first time since July 2018 in Helsinki, where he was attacked for being too conciliatory to the Kremlin strongman amid accusations of Russian meddling in the USA election. But Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have been exchanging personal letters, with Kim vowing to "seriously contemplate" the "excellent content" in the recent missive from Washington, while the United States leader hailed a "beautiful letter" from Pyongyang.

About 50,000 American troops under the pact are hosted by Japan, whose neighbors include Russia, China and North Korea. "They want to use President Xi as a mediator in the G20", Thae Yong Ho told reporters in Tokyo.

The Prime Minister said before leaving for Osaka that issues such as women empowerment, artificial intelligence and common efforts to address challenges like terrorism will be high on his agenda.

Trade tensions have been escalating since then, with the United States and China, the world's largest and second-largest economies, engaged in tit-for-tat tariff hikes.

"There has been over a year's worth of preparation and very dedicated hard work gone into this".