Capitol Report: Trump, Xi enter rockier phase as U.S.-China trade fight heats up

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President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping were all smiles at their last meeting, but brewing trades disputes are likely to lead to tougher talk in the future.

President Donald Trump is gearing up to impose $50 billion in tariffs on China, intensifying a long-running dispute over unfair trade practices and possibly endangering a personal relationship as well.

Trump is set to announce his decision Thursday afternoon. The tariffs will applied in such a way as to protect U.S. business sectors or intellectual property considered critical to the future of the economy. Advanced technologies such as robotics and high-speed wireless communications are among them.

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