The conversation was mainly about trade, but also about North Korea.
In comments to state media, Xi said he hoped China and the United States would be able to promote a steady and healthy relationship, and that he was willing to meet with Trump in Argentina. "I really believe that", he said. "They all want to do it". Tensions have also arisen over China's claims to Taiwan and the South China Sea, allegations of Chinese theft of commercial secrets and accusations of meddling in American politics. Trump points to stock prices as a barometer for his administration's economic success-blaming the Federal Reserve and Democrats for declines.
The meal would give the two leaders more time to talk and create an atmosphere more conducive to negotiations, the sources said. Xi had an "extremely positive" phone conversation with Trump about trade and other issues, the foreign ministry said Friday, Nov. 2, 2018.
"The two countries' trade teams should strengthen contact and conduct consultations on issues of concern to both sides, and promote a plan that both can accept to reach a consensus on the China-U.S. trade issue", Xi said.
BOTH the U.S. and China have sought to portray the personal relations between the two leaders as a source of stability in the relationship, and they have refrained from direct criticism of each other.
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He improved in the last month in confidence and personality. "That's the position I've always played and I feel good there". The title is not something we have to think about now but obviously that has to be the target for us.
Asian markets enjoyed another rally earlier after Trump hailed positive talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping and a report said he had asked officials to draw up a draft bill ahead of a potential trade deal.
China has repeatedly questioned the US's sincerity in trade talks, wary of agreeing to something only to have Trump change his mind. Ten percent tariffs on $200 billion in imports that took effect in September are due to increase to 25 percent on January 1.
Bloomberg reported on Monday that the Trump administration was preparing to announce tariffs on the remaining Chinese imports, about $257 billion worth, if the meeting fails to ease the U.S.
A Chinese state-owned company was charged on Thursday with stealing technology from U.S. chipmaker Micron Technology Inc., part of a Justice Department crackdown against China in cases of suspected economic espionage.