CNBC报道,那瓦罗没有参加今天的中美第2轮贸易会谈(见内)

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Tensions between Mnuchin and China hawk Navarro cloud Trump team's trade talks with Chinese officials

  • High-level trade talks between the United States in China start in Washington on Thursday without Peter Navarro, President Donald Trump's hawkish advisor.
  • Top American and Chinese officials meet in Washington this week as the world's two largest economies try to defuse escalating trade tensions.
  • President Donald Trump has long pledged to crack down on what he calls unfair Chinese trade practices.
     
     
     
     
     

High-level trade talks between the United States in China start in Washington on Thursday without Peter Navarro, President Donald Trump's hawkish advisor, after confusion earlier this week about his participation.

Navarro participated in a kickoff dinner Wednesday night, but would not be taking part in the official meetings beginning Thursday at the Treasury Department, according to a source with knowledge of the discussion. However, a White House official insisted Navarro would take part in some of the talks Thursday, though not some of the meetings including higher-level officials.

Navarro has pushed for a tough response to Chinese, which has put him at odds with counterparts in the Trump administration.

 

On Wednesday night, the trade advisor told associates he would attend the talks after originally being excluded, a source said. One source of questions around Navarro's participation was an alleged episode during the American delegation's early May trip to Beijing that set him at odds with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.

During one trade meeting at which which Chinese officials talked at length about history and international relations, Navarro used an expletive in telling his Chinese counterparts he did not need a history lesson, according to a source briefed on the exchange.

However, another source with personal knowledge of the discussions said Navarro did not "curse out" Chinese officials and described the bilateral discussions as "cordial." The person suggested that the story about Navarro started as part of a "coordinating shivving campaign" that points back to Mnuchin.

Navarro has problems with how Mnuchin has negotiated with Chinese officials, a source familiar with the discussions said. The person said Navarro took issue with Mnuchin canceling team trade discussions in Beijing and negotiating with the Chinese delegation himself. The trade advisor has also taken issue with the path of the talks, believing the Treasury secretary is not doing enough to protect U.S. intellectual property, the source said.

White House economic adviser Peter Navarro (C) walks through a hotel lobby as he heads to the Diaoyutai State Guest House to meet Chinese officials for ongoing trade talks in Beijing on May 4, 2018.
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White House economic adviser Peter Navarro (C) walks through a hotel lobby as he heads to the Diaoyutai State Guest House to meet Chinese officials for ongoing trade talks in Beijing on May 4, 2018.

The Treasury Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment about the apparent tension between Navarro and Mnuchin.

The uncertainty over Navarro's role clouds critical Washington trade talks between the U.S. and China, which follow a separate round of negotiations in Beijing earlier this month. The world's two largest economies look to defuse escalating tensions that have prompted fears about heavy tariffs and a potential trade war.

In a statement Wednesday, the White House said Mnuchin would lead the talks, along with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. The White House added that "additional senior administration officials" would attend, but did not name Navarro.

On Wednesday, a White House official told CNBC that "Peter is going to be participating in the event" and he is "part of the talks."

Trump has long pledged to crack down on China for alleged unfair trade practices and theft of U.S. intellectual property by Chinese companies. But he seeks to do so without retaliatory measures from China that threatened to damage the U.S. agricultural industry.

According to a list obtained by CNBC, China's delegation in Washington includes more than a dozen high-ranking government officials managing the country's central bank, agricultural policy and telecommunications industry, among others.

— CNBC's Eamon Javers contributed to this report

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"would"不是“有可能”,是“将要”的过去式。Thursday不是“未来”,就是今天。 -牧辛- 给 牧辛 发送悄悄话 牧辛 的博客首页 牧辛 的个人群组 (313 bytes) () 05/17/2018 postreply 10:05:34

真心希望美方继续搞砸这次谈判,拖上几个月半年的才算真本事。希望TRUMP坚定地喊出“走着瞧”! -文田- 给 文田 发送悄悄话 文田 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 05/17/2018 postreply 09:30:01

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参加低阶的会谈有意思? -luxh009- 给 luxh009 发送悄悄话 luxh009 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 05/17/2018 postreply 09:52:04

他本来就是个顾问而不是部长。参不参加部长级别会议都正常。 -牧辛- 给 牧辛 发送悄悄话 牧辛 的博客首页 牧辛 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 05/17/2018 postreply 10:00:23

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