Trump sees a ‘good chance’ of a US-China trade deal. Don’t hold your breath.

APUS President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping.Donald Trump said there’s a “really good chance” of a US-China trade deal ahead of high-level talks between the world’s two biggest economies this week.Both sides have made gestures of goodwill this week, but the US government’s blacklisting of Chinese tech companies, sanctioning of Chinese officials, and exploration of ways to reduce China’s access to capital markets make a full-blown deal seem unlikely.Trump may not even want a trade deal, because if China meets its demands, more American jobs and capital could flow to China.Apple and the NBA’s reversals on Hong Kong this week also underline the enormous difficulty of ending the trade war.View Markets Insider’s homepage for more stories.Donald Trump said there’s a “really good

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