President Donald Trump heralded “huge” trade progress from a long Saturday call with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

” Simply had a long and excellent call with President Xi of China. Offer is moving along extremely well,” said Trump. “If made, it will be extremely thorough, covering all subjects, areas, and points of disagreement. Huge development being made!”

Just had a long and excellent call with President Xi of China. Deal is moving along effectively. If made, it will be really comprehensive, covering all topics, locations and points of dispute. Huge development being made!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 29, 2018

China has been promoting development on trade settlements with the United States over the past two weeks. Leading up to Christmas day the two nations held trade talk phone calls that the Chinese commerce ministry made certain to promote afterward. China particularly promoted development on not just trade however on the highly charged issue of copyright. President Trump has actually been adamant for months that China must stop the theft of U.S. copyright in order for a trade deal to be made.

President Trump informed Breitbart News in October that China wasn’t all set to negotiate yet and that their economy was suffering under the U.S. tariffs on hundreds of billions in Chinese products. He said the U.S. had reconstructed China over years of trade deficits. “What they’ve done to our country is take out anywhere from $300 billion to $500 billion a year. Rebuilt China,” he said.

President’s Trump and Xi spoke on the phone ahead of a December 1 meeting at the G20 summit in Argentina. At the time Trump refused to relent on tariffs and required China stop unfair trading practices and theft of U.S. copyright. Throughout their G20 conference Trump and Xi consented to a short-term tariff truce. China accepted buy more in U.S. items and to take part in 90 days of concentrated trade talks.

China’s commerce ministry promoted Friday an agreement between the 2 countries to holdin-person trade talks in Beijing at some point in January. “Even as the U.S side is in the Christmas holiday duration, China and U.S. financial and trade teams have remained in close communication, and the consultations are advancing in an orderly way as scheduled,” representative for China’s commerce ministry Gao Feng said upon announcement of the arrangement to satisfy. One report claimed the conference has been set for January 7. Feng did not verify this at the time of the statement. “The two sides have undoubtedly made specific plans for in person consultations in January in addition to continuing intensive telephone assessments.”

Michelle Moons is a White House Reporter for Breitbart News– follow on Twitter@MichelleDianaandFacebook

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