Until now China was a frequent target.
"The president is beginning to adjust his policies to economic reality", says Joshua Meltzer, a specialist in global trade and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.
On the campaign trail, he called North Atlantic Treaty Organisation "obsolete". But on Wednesday, he backed away from that promise in a Wall Street Journal interview.
Abruptly imposing a 45 percent tariff would unnecessarily disrupt both the Chinese and US economies.
Since Trump has met with China's Xi Jinping the two nations have both expressed their will to cooperate on the North Korean problem.
"It's legitimate as a candidate to run against the history of Chinese action, because that affects the American people", he says.
"You want to make a great deal?"
"I don't have any advance knowledge of the report".
"I think he fundamentally doesn't understand the nature of the Russia-China relationship", she said, describing it as pragmatic. During an interview on France Info radio, Le Pen said Trump "is in contradiction with the commitments" he made. "But the US administrations focus on the trade deficit is something to keep an eye on", said Nobuyasu Atago, chief economist at Okasan Securities in Tokyo.
"We can't reverse history".
"The US can not and will not bear the burden of an worldwide trading system that unfairly disadvantages our exports and unfairly advantages the exports of our trading partners through artificially distorted exchange rates", it said.
Treasury finds that six major trading partners warrant being placed on the Monitoring List for special attention: "China, Germany, Japan, Korea, Switzerland and Taiwan", it said.
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It was a position similar to small-government conservatives like Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, who opposed the bank and called it "corporate welfare". "After listening for 10 minutes, I realized that it's not so easy", Mr. Trump said.
Trump's administration, shadowed by Russia's alleged interference in the USA election, had already been shifting its views on Moscow as the former real estate mogul brought more figures into the White House who backed traditional foreign policy positions. As a result, the Syria operation, generally praised at home and overseas, has consolidated the power of Trump's core foreign policy team, in ways that may alter the political balance of this White House.
"These large firms are all politically powerful and when you're actually sitting there at the White House, they're talking to you", he says.
In the West Wing, globalists like Trump's daughter Ivanka, son-in-law Jared Kushner and top economic adviser Gary Cohn are on the ascendency.
Trump also suggested to the Journal that he could still reappoint Janet Yellen to another term as Federal Reserve chair - something he said before that he wouldn't do.
NPR's James Doubek contributed to this report.
The setting of the press conference-in which Trump spoke alongside NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg-itself represented a sea change on policy that the president acknowledged during his remarks. And then there are his changes on economic policy, which we're going to talk about next.
As for China and its leadership overall, this was day one of the Trump campaign: "China's killing us", Mr. Trump said in June 2015.
"The way this administration does business is highly unorthodox in so many respects", Miller said, "but the ultimate outcome on so many issues seems now to come around to a pretty conventional approach".
If President Trump is learning that there's more to being president than issuing tweets and executive orders, that would be welcome. North Atlantic Treaty Organisation was obsolete, Vladimir Putin was a great leader, Syria was someone else's problem, Mexico was going to pay for a border wall and China was manipulating currency and playing the USA for a chump in every possible way. But Taiwan is a non-negotiable item for China and Trump had to back down.
US Treasury Department on Friday declared that no major trading partner of the US, including China, met the standard of manipulating its currency, while six economies were listed on its Monitoring List to ensure extra scrutiny of their foreign exchange policies.