US, China fire first shots in 'largest trade war in economic history'
US, China fire first shots in 'largest trade war in economic history'
GETTYBut the EU rejected any idea of allying with China against Washington
09 July, 2018, 05:33
President Donald Trump'strade war with China kicked off on Friday, when the United States started applying 25 percent in tariffs on $35 billion worth of Chinese imports and China fired back with taxes on the same amount of USA goods. Since then, the sides have traded salvos, with the USA focusing its import duties on high-tech equipment while China has targeted products like cars, soybeans, and lobsters - many of which are produced in areas of the US that voted for Trump. The price of US soybeans has plunged 17 percent over the past month on fears that Chinese tariffs will cut off American farmers from a market that buys about 60 percent of their soybean exports.
While the administration says the trade barriers will force China to stop stealing American intellectual property, it appears more likely that non-Chinese businesses will bear the brunt of the tariffs, according to an analysis by the Peterson Institute for International Economics.
The ministry called the United States actions "a violation of world trade rules" and said that it had "initiated the largest-scale trade war in economic history".
An unprecedented trade war has begun, with USA tariffs on $34 billion in Chinese imports taking effect Friday.
Beijing, which denies these charges, was swift in responding in kind after the first tranche of planned U.S. levies on Chinese goods announced by President Donald Trump kicked in on Friday. The implementation of new USA duties on these products will impact companies from outside China, including the U.S. "The countdown is on as to what Trump will do next".
"I've watched for too many years. how we always end up taking the brunt of most trade deals", he said.
"The $50-billion trade war will slow down China's GDP growth by 0.2 percentage points", Ma told Xinhua, China's official news agency. "So we have 50 plus 200 plus nearly 300". Other major USA trading partners such as the European Union, Mexico, and Canada have also slapped retaliatory tariffs on various US goods. "Isn't that right?" the company owner Li Jiang said. A long list of targeted Chinese products directly purchased by Americans such as TVs, printers and washing machines was sharply revised in June following a trade hearing.
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Despite three rounds of negotiations between the two sides, including a Chinese pledge to significantly increase purchases of American products, Trump made a decision to go ahead with the tariffs.
A spokesperson for the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers said in an email Friday that some U.S. carmakers may not feel a major impact right off the bat.
Asked whether USA companies would be targeted with "qualitative measures" in China in a trade war, Gao said the government would protect the legal rights of all foreign companies in the country.
China accused the USA of launching the "largest trade war in economic history", saying it was "typical trade bullying" that could trigger "global market turmoil".
'There should be no doubting Beijing's resolve, ' the newspaper said. "At that point, the United States will be more interested in negotiations, and the Chinese side will also want to come to the table".
The EU, stung by the steel tariffs, has launched retaliatory tariffs worth $3.4bn on a wide variety of products, including whiskey, Levi's jeans and Harley-Davidson motorcycles.
While purchases have slowed from China, the world's biggest importer, American soybeans got so cheap that other countries have started to increase purchases, U.S. government data show.
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