Power and Norms Rule Trade War with US, Says China

Power and Norms Rule Trade War with US, Says China

Brookings reported that the dip in the nation's economy symbolizes a mixture of anxieties related to trade and their drive to resolve their debt by selling their assets, as Trump has fulfilled his promise to impose tariffs on Chinese products.

President Trump has slapped tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, provoking retaliatory measures by Canada, Mexico and USA allies in the European Union.

The Chinese ministry called on the United States to stop violating the rules of worldwide trade.

Speaking to National Business Daily, a Chinese newspaper, Fu said the alliance would like to "provide information on China to worldwide media" so that "China issues can be discussed by Chinese people".

"Price hikes caused by the increased tariffs would adversely affect these industries".

China's foreign ministry said on Wednesday that a U.S. trade war has become the biggest "confidence killer" for the global economy and that the whole world would fight back if the United States continued to impose tariffs.

"We are aware of the trade war, and we are following which items will be affected by the tariffs", he said.

New Mexico Farm and Livestock Bureau President Craig Ogden said retaliatory Chinese tariffs on USA pecans and new tariffs from Mexico on US cheese products are likely to hurt producers in New Mexico.




But the story won't end there.

Garment-maker Dongguan Xinyu Apparel Company, which mostly produces caps for export to the U.S. and Europe, is in no doubt about how damaging the tariffs could be, saying it would "definitely" have an impact on its business.

European envoys say they have sensed a greater urgency from China since past year to find like-minded countries willing to stand up against Trump's "America First" policies.

Both China and Europe have stressed the need for trade differences to be addressed through the WTO, but the United States has said China's unfair policies are too urgent and too big for the trade body to handle.

The US' consultations requests were not yet publicly available at press time, though a Geneva trade official confirmed that they should be released at some point this week. But the larger question is why are the national governments in the era of globalization resorting to protectionism?

However, just as we thought that the talks between America and China is going somewhere, it seems like there is more to it than meets the public eye. "When you threaten to impose tariffs that are WTO-illegal or you impose tariffs there are WTO-illegal, in diplomacy, no country will ... negotiate on that".

"I think Liu He and others would like to move but haven't", he said at a conference. A big chunk of it is actually USA -sourced material and material sourced from other countries that goes into the products that are exported here.

"Speaking with facts and figures, the paper clearly shows that China has fully fulfilled its commitments in terms of tax reductions on goods, opening of trade in services, and non-tariff measures including import quotas", she said.

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