Will not let China become top superpower: Trump

Amid renewed trade frictions with China, US President Donald Trump claimed that he will not let the Asian country become the top superpower while in office. Both the countries have been locked in a trade dispute since last year. They have held regular negotiations in a bid to find a solution to the trade feud, which recently hit a roadblock just as a trade deal was in its last stages. The United States has since accused China of backing out of the deal at the last moment. Trump stated that China is "obviously not doing well" like the US. "We're taking in billions of dollars. He further said that he was "very happy" with the Washington-Beijing trade spat, adding that even though China wants to become the world's top superpower, it's "not going to happen with me," according to Sputnik. The United States recently increased tariffs on Chinese goods amounting to over 200 billion US dollars even as the two sides were amid negotiations. In retaliation, China said that it would be increasing duties on USD 60 billion worth US imports from June 1.