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China dreaming that Sleepy Joe Biden gets elected in 2020: Trump

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has claimed that is desperate for "sleepy" presidency to "rip off"

"is DREAMING that Sleepy Joe Biden, or any of the others, gets elected in 2020. They LOVE ripping off America!" he tweeted on Sunday (local time).

In a series of tweets last week, Trump had claimed that the Chinese had attempted to keep trade talks alive, hoping that they would have an opportunity to resume negotiations with the former Vice and his opponent.

Trump criticised Biden for being "soft on China" after trade negotiations between and broke down last week.

Biden has said in the past that he believes is "no competition" for the US.

"China is going to eat our lunch? Come on, man," Biden had said at a campaign rally earlier this month.

Recently, the accused China of reneging on prior concessions and confirmed tariffs on 200 billion dollars of Chinese imports could increase to 25 per cent from 10 per cent on Friday. The possibility the tariff could be extended to another 325 billion dollars of imports not already taxed was also raised.

Tit-for-tat tariffs began in early 2018. Major sticking points in trade negotiations include and intellectual property.

Meanwhile, said it still remains "cautiously optimistic" about the future of trade negotiations with the US.

Speaking after the two-day talks in Washington, the of the Chinese delegation, Liu He, said that despite "minor twists and turns" he does not see the negotiations as having been "derailed".

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, May 13 2019. 12:04 IST