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    #1

    but only time will tell on trade.

    By "on trade", does it mean "in transactions between US and China"?
    That is, not specifically referring to "on commercial trade"?

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    Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 23h23 hours ago
    It was a great honor to have President Xi Jinping and Madame Peng Liyuan of China as our guests in the United States. Tremendous goodwill and friendship was formed, but only time will tell on trade.

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    Re: but only time will tell on trade.

    In this context you can understand "trade" to mean "commercial trade policy".
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: but only time will tell on trade.

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    In this context you can understand "trade" to mean "commercial trade policy".
    Does this reflect the psychological tendency of Trump (leaning on commercial trade)?
    A president of a nation should first consider all prioritized state affairs (commercial trade included, of course), after all.

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    #4

    Re: but only time will tell on trade.

    Quote Originally Posted by GoodTaste View Post
    Does this reflect the psychological tendency of Trump (leaning on commercial trade)?
    A president of a nation should first consider all prioritized state affairs (commercial trade included, of course), after all.
    Trump ran on an America first platform. He thinks China is taking advantage of America on trade deals. The meeting with the Chinese president obviously did not yield any significant results on trade. He said "only time will tell" because he thought he forged a good relationship with Mr. XI and hoped in the future we can get better trade deals with China.

    Disclosure: I am not an English teacher.

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