Kudlow says White House will be ‘very aggressive’ in China trade talks with US economy doing so well

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Adam Jeffery | CNBC
Larry Kudlow, Director of the United States National Economic Council.

National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow said Friday the strength of the U.S. economy gives it the upper hand over China as the two countries try to iron out a trade deal.

China said earlier this month that its economy grew by 6.4% in the first quarter, topping expectations.

The U.S. and China are trying to end a trade war that started last year. Since then, the two countries have slapped tariffs on billions of dollars worth of goods. But the tone around the talks shifted late last year and early in 2019, with China and the U.S. signaling progress is being made.

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