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International News
Hong Kong protests: Trump urges Xi to meet pro-democracy demonstrators
 
Washington: US President Donald Trump has urged his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping to meet the anti-Beijing protesters in Hong Kong, who have been demanding democratic reforms in the Asian financial hub, to resolve the problem "humanely."

Hong Kong, a former British colony, has witnessed unprecedented turmoil for weeks, with pro-democracy protesters causing chaos at the international airport earlier this week.

Trump had previously appeared to suggest that he himself should meet Xi to discuss the crisis in Hong Kong which was sparked by opposition to a bill that would have allowed extraditions from Hong Kong to mainland China.

Asserting that the US is "having a very good discussion" on a trade deal with China, Trump told reporters at the Morristown airport in New Jersey that he will speak with Chinese President Xi "very soon".

Trump said, he will sook speak to President Xi. "We have a call scheduled soon -- President Xi. We'll be speaking to him very soon," he said.

In a tweet, Trump said he had "ZERO doubt" that Xi could "humanely solve the Hong Kong problem".

He (Xi) can work something that everybody is happy," Trump said in response to a question.

But, China has rejected foreign intervention in Hong Kong, saying that Beijing needs no outside help in resolving its internal affairs.

Trump also tied the protests to a US trade deal with China, in the face of ongoing trade tensions.

The US president claimed that China is doing very poorly as a result of the trade war with America and the "longer it goes on, the stronger we get".

The Trump administration and China have been clashing for more than a year over allegations that China steals US intellectual property rights, pressures American companies to hand over technology and unfairly subsidises the country's own companies.

The US has imposed tariffs on USD 250 billion on Chinese goods. In retaliation, China has imposed tariffs on USD 110 billion on US products.

"I think the longer the trade war goes on, the weaker China gets and the stronger we get. We're taking in massive amounts of money. Billions and billions of dollars. And I think the longer it goes, the stronger we get. I have a feeling it's going to go fairly short," Trump said.

As a result of the trade war, he said, China is doing very poorly.

"The tariffs have really bitten into China. They haven't bitten into us at all -- except for the reporters that want to make it look that way, but they don't understand what's happening," he said.

"The tariffs, we've taken in close to USD 60 billion in tariff money. The consumer has not paid for them. Now, at some point, they may have to pay something. But they understand that," he said.

China has lost millions of jobs, Trump said adding that thousands of companies are closing in China.

"China has taken out over USD 500 billion a year for many years from our country. And that's not going to happen anymore," he said.

At the same time, he said, the US is having a very good discussion on a trade deal with China. We're having very good discussions with China. They very much want to make a deal.


Netanyahu''s rival Gantz says he should be PM in unity government
Tunisia''s ex-president Ben Ali dies in exile
Israel election: Netanyahu trails by a seat with majority votes counted
MODI Pak refuses India''s request to open airspace for PM Modi citing ''situation in Kashmir''
Taliban kill at least 48 in bloody day ahead of Afghan polls
Pompeo heading Tuesday to Saudi Arabia over Iran tensions: Pence
Trump to join Modi in Houston to address 50K Indian-Americans, says White House
Car bomb kills 11 civilians in northern Syria: monitor
Hong Kong returns to violence with tear gas and Molotovs
36 people missing after boat sinks in Congo river: DRC police
Underfire PM calls up Hulk, claims 'huge' Brexit progress
Former PM Cameron 'sorry' for Brexit divisions
Pakistani cleric Tahirul Qadri quits politics, resigns from party
Afghan government says elections first, peace deal after
Pak PM Khan may talk to President Trump twice during US visit
New Zealand tightens gun laws again after mosque massacre
India''s action in Kashmir threat to peace in region: Pak Prez By Sajjad Hussain
Stowaway passengers killed in DR Congo train derailment
Google agrees to pay 965 mln euros to settle fiscal disputes with France
US extracted spy that confirmed Putin role in 2016 US vote: reports
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
'Game of Thrones' prequel series about Targaryen clan in works at HBO
 Los Angeles: HBO is moving ahead with yet another prequel show to its smash-hit series "Game of Thro  
It was intimidating directing Farhan, says Shonali Bose
Biopic on Steve McQueen in the works at Wonderfilm Media
'Face/Off' reboot in the works
KERALA NEWS
Government to rebuild Palarivattom flyover
 Thiruvananthapuram: The state government has decided to demolish and rebuild Palarivattom flyover as
CM demands PSC questions in Malayalam
Tipplers guzzle Rs 487 crore worth liqour during onam
candidate selection for Pala by-election is an internal matter of KC(M): Chandy
NATIONAL NEWS
We have to hug each Kashmiri, create new paradise: Modi
 Nashik: Blaming the Congress for the plight of Kashmiris for decades, Prime Minister Narendra Modi o
Azad, Ahmed Patel meet Chidambaram in Tihar jail
DRDO, Air Force successfully test-fire ''Astra'' missile
NGOs receiving substantial financing from govt come under RTI Act, says SC
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