[size=36]After raising Chinese import duties, Trump says he is ready to negotiate with Beijing[/size]
US President Donald Trump announced on Saturday, following the lifting of customs duties on Chinese goods that it is still ready to negotiate with Beijing.
"Let's see, what happens, I'm always open to negotiations," Trump told reporters before heading to the airport for the Group of Seven summit in France.
Trump announced Friday that from September 1, the United States will raise tariffs on Chinese goods worth 300 billion dollars, not 10 percent, but 15 percent.
Trump also ordered US companies to consider shutting down their operations in China and instead manufacturing more of their products in the United States on the back of rising trade tensions between the world's two largest economies.
Trump gave no details on how he would proceed with such an order, although he said he would respond later in the day to tariffs on US products announced by China today.
On Friday, China imposed 10 and 5 percent surcharges on US products for 75 billion dollars a year.
"The tariff committee of the State Council of China decided to impose additional tariffs on imports of US products by 10 and 5 percent at a value of 75 billion dollars," the State Council Sino-Commission said in a statement.