Remarks by President Trump and Vice Premier Liu He of the People's Republic of China in a Meeting | The White House

VICE PREMIER LIU: First, on behalf of the Chinese government, we would like to extend our thanks to President Trump for your congratulatory message to the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.

I was just going to clarify, the Vice Premier has requested, and the President has approved, while we go through a process of documenting this, we will not be implementing the increase of tariffs that were scheduled to go in place from 25 to 30 percent.

THE PRESIDENT: And most of this is also known by the people in China, by President Xi. He's been following it very closely, and.

THE PRESIDENT: I think the people of China have to be very proud of your team.

I think the people of China should be very proud of this team, starting with the Vice Premier.

Q Mr. President, the last time the Vice Premier was in the Oval Office, in April, you said a deal, at that point, was about four weeks away.

That'll be up to the Vice Premier and to President Xi. So we'll find that out.

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