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U.S. and China end trade talks with no deal

China angered at U.S.-Taiwan official meeting

U.S. and China end trade talks with no deal

The U.S. and China ended trade talks on Friday, May 10, with no trade deal, following Trump’s announcement of increased tariffs on Chinese goods. Global markets have responded to the tariffs volatilely. The trade war has harmed both U.S. and Chinese industries and slowed global growth. Although Trump initially stated that talks were progressing in a friendly manner, it appears that progress has now halted for the indefinite future.

China angered at U.S.-Taiwan official meeting

Earlier this month, Taiwan’s national security chief David Lee and Washington national security advisor John Bolton conducted an official meeting, the first of its kind since the end of diplomatic U.S.-Taiwanese relations in 1979 China’s foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang spoke out against the meeting, claiming that China was “extremely dissatisfied and resolutely opposed to this.” In addition, this past Saturday Taiwan announced  that it would change the name of its unofficial embassy in Washington, D.C. to the Taiwan Council for U.S. Affairs. This is the first instance of a Taiwanese government organization being renamed to include both the words “Taiwan” and “U.S.” These events are occurring during a point of high tension in the U.S.-China relationship due to the trade war and should be expected to further increase tensions.

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