Only 4 Days in, China-US Trade War Escalates

Only 4 Days in, China-US Trade War Escalates

"While the trade conflict between the USA and China has had a limited impact so far, we can't rule out the possibility of a slowdown in the Chinese economy and a contraction in world trade should conflict grow and spread into the global market", Finance Minister Kim Dong-yeon said at a government meeting. The broader Standard & Poor's 500 index also slid 0.7 per cent.

Beijing described the latest USA move as "totally unacceptable" bullying, and urged other countries to join China to protect free trade and multilateralism.

In Brussels, a top European Commission official, Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis, said he was "concerned" about an "immediate economic impact" from not only the latest tensions but also about a broader unravelling of the multilateral trading system.

LoCascio and her colleagues used to be upbeat about American whiskey's long-term export growth in China, which previous year further lowered its tariffs on whiskeys and brandies to 5 percent as part of a wider effort to lower tariffs on a range of consumer goods imports.

Benjamin Tal, Deputy Chief Economist for CIBC, said he can't see any scenario where Canada is winning. What confuses China the most about Trump's actions?

"Farmers have done poorly for 15 years".

"Trade experts we have consulted point to the potential for anti-U.S. social media campaigns, delays or blockage of regulatory approvals, travel bans, investment restrictions, among other options", Raymond James analyst Ed Mills said in a report.

The newly imposed tariffs on Chinese goods will "harm American consumers and businesses" without addressing United States trade issues with China, Josh Kallmer of Information Technology Industry Council said in a statement. Meanwhile, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said the effects of the tariffs have been "very, very detrimental" and that he's "very, very nervous about it". -China trade dispute escalates, Beijing cut its forecast for soybean imports and the Chinese currency fell as worries about fallout from the simmering conflict grew.

And in recent statements, Xi's government hasn't insulted Trump directly.

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"I don't want to hamstring the president's negotiating tactics, but I have long said I don't think tariffs are the right way to go", Ryan said during a press conference Wednesday morning.

"It'll force you to put your oil somewhere else, and it'll cost you more" to attract more buyers, said Ron Gasser, vice president at Texas-based Mammoth Exploration.

The US administration on Friday imposed 25% duties on Chinese imports worth $34 billion (Rs 23,454 crore) after threatening to do so for months.

On Tuesday, the US Trade Representative's office announced a $200bn list of Chinese goods for possible 10 percent tariffs including fish, apples and burglar alarms.

A leaked propaganda document earlier this year issued similar directives, telling media not to "attack Trump's vulgarity; don't make this a war of insults".

The dispute between China and the United States comes on top of Washington's confrontation with other allies and major trading partners including Canada, Mexico and the European Union, after it imposed steep tariffs on their steel and aluminum.

"It's just a step in the direction we'd like to go", Sen.

That "will hit the Chinese export sector hard", said Rajiv Biswas of IHS Markit in a report.

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