"Both China and the US should cherish the current talks. Many US officials easily misread China's goodwill, think it shows Beijing's weakness. China doesn't like talking tough before the negotiations, but I know China is not as anxious to reach a deal as the US side thought."
-- Hu Xijin, Global Times (China state media) Editor-In-Chief
"DONALD TRUMP’S ADVISER ON CHINA MICHAEL PILLSBURY SAYS PRESIDENT READY TO ESCALATE TRADE WAR IF DEAL NOT AGREED SOON - SCMP
DONALD TRUMP’S ADVISER ON CHINA SAYS TARIFFS ON CHINESE GOODS ‘COULD GO TO 50 % OR 100 %' - SCMP"
-- South China Morning Post