Inside the Ring: Inside Chinese Negotiating Deception

A cargo ship prepares to berth at a port in Qingdao in China's eastern Shandong province

A cargo ship prepares to berth at a port in Qingdao in China's eastern Shandong province / Getty Images

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China is playing games with President Trump by delaying the contentious trade talks that have been underway for months, according to an administration official.

The Chinese game plan, an administration insider tells Inside the Ring, is to put off reaching a trade agreement by stretching out the talks through delaying tactics.

Mr. Trump weighed in Wednesday, tweeting that China pulled back from finalizing a deal and tried to renegotiate the entire package in a bid to wait out the administration. China hopes "they will be able to ‘negotiate’ with Joe Biden or one of the very weak Democrats, and thereby continue to rip off the United States (($500 Billion a year)) for years to come," the president tweeted.

Read the entire article at the Washington Times.

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