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Trump, Xi begin high-stakes meeting on trade tensions

OSAKA, Japan (AFP) -- US President Donald Trump and China's Xi Jinping kicked off a hotly awaited meeting Saturday, with the world watching to see if they can strike a deal over their long-running trade war.


US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Ji Jinping attend their bilateral meeting on Sunday during the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan. (Yonhap)
US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Ji Jinping attend their bilateral meeting on Sunday during the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan. (Yonhap)

"It would be historic if we could do a fair trade deal," Trump said at the start of the high-stakes meeting to thrash out a tariff war between the world's top two economies. 

"We are totally open to it," added Trump after Xi said "cooperation and dialogue" are better than "confrontation". (AFP)
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