New US ambassador to China says fixing trade imbalance a top priority


President Trump is considering taking trade actions against China, Reuters reported Wednesday.

The officials further said there was no consensus on dealing with China and they did not say what other options were being studied. Chinese steel already is subject to dozens of anti-dumping and anti-subsidy orders. "We feel it is important to make sure importers and consumers hear the Nebraska beef story early and often, as we work to capture market share in China".

A second source familiar with the case said officials from China, Germany and the European Union were still discussing the matter and no final decision had been made. Beijing has repeatedly said its influence on North Korea is limited and that it is doing all it can. "And if he's not going to get what he needs on that, he needs to move ahead on his broader agenda on trade and on North Korea".

The United States hopes that more varieties of its genetically modified corn will be approved for import by Beijing, the US ambassador to China said on Wednesday. "We need to work together to deal with some of the pressing hard issues, such as expanding trade, and increasing the economic opportunities for the people of China, as well as to increase jobs for the people in the U.S.". "We want to work together to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula". She directly drew parallels with Pyongyang's treatment of Otto Warmbier, an American university student who was released in a coma after about a year and a half of imprisonment, but died soon after he was sent home on June 19.

Perdue tweeted, "Headed to China, where Amb".

"More than three decades and five more visits to China later, I now look forward to working with you, the people of China, to build the future of US-China ties".

Trump appeared optimistic on Chinese relations with North Korea, which depends on China for much of its energy, after he hosted Chinese President Xi Jinping in April at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida. "I think China will be stepping up", Trump said at the time.

Since the meeting, however, North Korea has continued to conduct missile tests. -China trade imbalance, according to a video message to the Chinese people released on Monday. China is neighboring North Korea's lone major ally.

Yang also had a separate meeting with Trump.

The new US ambassador to China has said that stopping the threat posed by North Korea will be a top priority, along with resolving the U.S.