Donald Trump considering sanctions on China over North Korea ‘failure’ — Trump “feels like he gave China a chance to make a difference” but has not seen enough results

Peace and Freedom

Reuters

Tuesday 27 June 2017

Inaction over Pyongyang and trade war thought to have prompted the US president to look at options including tariffs on steel imports

Image may contain: 5 people, people smiling, people sitting, suit and tableUS President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping shaking hands during a dinner at Mr Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort, on April, 6, 2017, watched by Mr Trump’s senior adviser Jared Kushner and China’s First Lady Peng Liyuan. PHOTO: NYTIMES

US president Donald Trump is growing increasingly frustrated with China over its inaction on North Korea and bilateral trade issues and is now considering possible trade actions against Beijing, three senior administration officials told Reuters.

The officials said Trump was impatient with China and was looking at options including tariffs on steel imports, which commerce secretary Wilbur Ross has already said he is considering as part of a national security study of the domestic steel industry.

Whether Trump would actually take…

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