He is the global leader of opposition to the U.S. position in international politics.
At the last minute the Chinese Communist Party chief Xi Jinping vetoed the trade deal with the United States, after his representatives had negotiated and agreed to it. Xi claimed that he will take the responsibility for ‘all possible consequences.' This left President Trump no choice but to impose higher tariffs on some Chinese imports.
This battle over trade marks only the early rounds of the US struggle with China. China's economic success was achieved in large measure by taking advantage of the working people of both China and the US. It was made possible because the US allowed it to enter the world's free trade system.