The US and China are still “very low” on bilateral ties, with the Chinese president saying “a lot” of US trade and investment goes through Beijing.US President Donald Trump speaks to US Vice President Mike Pence (not pictured) during a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the White House in Washington, DC, US, October 26, 2021.

“The relationship is very low right now,” Trump said during an interview on CBS This Morning on Tuesday.

“It’s probably at its lowest point in history.”

Trump also said his administration will continue to pursue bilateral trade and economic agreements with China.

“We have a lot of bilateral trade,” he said, “and we are very close, and we’re going to keep going.”

But Trump did not make clear whether the two sides will be able to negotiate any agreements on the contentious South China Sea.

“I think you’re going for a very high degree of mutual interest,” Trump added.

The US and Chinese presidents met on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit on Monday, where both presidents pledged a “constructive” relationship.

The two leaders said they will continue “closely working” on issues such as cyber-security and counter-terrorism, as well as trade.

But the US president said the relationship between the two countries has been “very, very low”.

“A lot of trade,” Trump told CBS This Weekend, referring to US goods.

“A big deal.

We’re very close.

We have a very, very, good relationship.”

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