US, Chinese companies sign contracts during Trump visit

Despite ruffling feathers back home, politically incorrect Donald Trump a hit on Chinese social media

Despite ruffling feathers back home, politically incorrect Donald Trump a hit on Chinese social media

Pictured, President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump with Chinese President Xi Jinping and First Lady Peng Liyuan at the Forbidden City in Beijing, November 8.

"We are coming off some of the strongest numbers we've ever had, and he knows that and he respects that", Trump said.

"The Chinese have figured out how to play Trump: flatter him".

ANALYST COMMENT: "Markets seem unsure which way to go next - equity markets are largely becalmed, FX is mostly directionless, with a few exceptions, and the same too goes for bond markets", Rob Carnell of ING said in a report.

Trump also gave a preview to his talks with Xi. China's aggressive maritime expansion in the South China Sea, which the Obama administration had sought to roll back, is likely to be among the topics Trump will raise during meetings with Southeast Asia leaders in Vietnam and a regional conference in the Philippines early next week before he returns to Washington.

South Korea and Japan, the first two stops on Trump's 12-day Asia tour, also did their best to woo the billionaire real estate mogul with a taste for showbiz. During a news conference in Seoul on Tuesday, Trump praised Xi for being "very helpful" on North Korea and added that China is "trying very hard to solve the problem".

"Addressing the imbalance in China trade has been the central focus of collaborative discussions between President Trump and President Xi", Ross said, while Wang described the event as a "warmup" before an even larger signing ceremony Thursday.

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Cui says China judged that Trump was not really interested in changing the status quo among China, the US and Taiwan.

Trump has sent mixed signals on his mind-set toward Beijing.

US and Chinese companies on Wednesday signed business deals the two sides valued at $9 billion during a visit by President Donald Trump in a tradition aimed at blunting criticism of Beijing's trade practices.

The official said China, Pyongyang's main trading partner, has been exerting its influence but could do more.

On Wednesday, Trump mischaracterised the nature of Xi's success at the Communist Party Congress, writing on Twitter that he was looking forward "to meeting with President Xi who is just off his great political victory". "We hope all parties do things that are conducive to better relations, trust and mutual understanding".

Despite the friendly personal relations, the Trump administration has recently outlined its vision of a USA alliance focusing on what it calls "a free and open Indo-Pacific" region, better known up to now as the Asia-Pacific. Trump said last week that the $347 billion (€299 billion) trade deficit with China was "so bad that it's embarrassing". "This is as important a time for high level dialogue as any time over the last 35 years".

TRUMP WATCH: Trump warned North Korea not to "try us" in a speech to South Korea's National Assembly.

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