Trump praises Xi’s ‘enlightenment’ on US-China trade issues

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(FILES)(COMBO) This combination of file photos created on September 18, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump speaking about Hurricane Irma upon in Washington, DC on September 10, 2017 and a photo taken on September 13, 2017 showing Chinese President Xi Jinping during a welcome ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People during a welcome ceremony for Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah (not seen) in Beijing. Stock markets across the world sprang higher on April 10, 2018 following a conciliatory speech by Chinese President Xi Jinping that reassured investors a trade war with the United States could be avoided.Following boosts to stock market indices across Asia and Europe, US benchmarks also shot higher, with the Dow finishing up nearly two percent.US President Donald Trump hailed Xi’s “kind words,” although the White House made clear that concrete follow-up steps would be needed. Some analysts considered Xi’s speech largely a rehash of earlier statements, with little new to offer. (AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN AND NICOLAS ASFOURI)

U.S. President Donald Trump joined global markets in reacting positively to Chinese President Xi Jiinping’s speech to the Boao Forum.

Trump said that he is thankful for Xi’s remarks, praising his “enlightenment on intellectual property and technology transfers.”

CGTN’s Nathan King reports.


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