GOP governor bolsters trade diplomacy with China

The initial discussion at the conference has been dominated by threats to worldwide commerce. "We're hurting those suppliers' inputs, and we're hurting the American companies that are working in China with intermediate goods from the USA and elsewhere to produce what they're producing".

China insists today that the trade war started by the United States is a clash between unilateralism and multilateralism, as well as between power and norms.

"We need new rules in the areas of industrial subsidies, intellectual property and forced technology transfers, the reduction of trade costs, as well as a new approach to development and more effective dispute settlement", Tusk said.

Hebei Dishixiao Gloves Manufacturing Company, which exports hats, scarves and gloves from northern China's Hebei province - including the ubiquitous red Trump caps - said that its clients in the United States would also have to raise their prices to cover the effect of the new tariffs. But the larger question is why are the national governments in the era of globalization resorting to protectionism?

Members of Congress are increasingly questioning Trump's aggressive trade policies, warning that tariffs on imports raise prices for consumers and expose US farmers and manufacturers to retaliation overseas.

The trade war with the USA couldn't have come at a worse timing for China, which had just begun focusing "in earnest" on fixing problems with its economy, J.P. Morgan analysts said on Wednesday, July 18, 2018. "Exporters to China such as Canada, Russia, Australia, and New Zealand, and exporters to the USA, such as Indonesia, Thailand, Mexico, and Brazil will be the winners as they can replace U.S. and Chinese seafood exports", de Jong wrote.

China and the European Union (EU) on Monday agreed to jointly work to safeguard the rules-based worldwide order, promote multilateralism and support free trade.

From blue jeans to motorbikes and whiskey, the EU's hit-list of products targeted the most emblematic of American exports.

President Trump has said the China tariffs are meant to force Beijing to do more to prevent the theft of U.S. technology and intellectual property
President Trump has said the China tariffs are meant to force Beijing to do more to prevent the theft of U.S. technology and intellectual property

President Donald Trump's proposed tariffs on imported cars, trucks and auto parts are running into united opposition from automakers, dealers and suppliers.

The Trump administration on Monday brought cases against China, the European Union, Canada, Mexico and Turkey at the World Trade Organization for retaliating against American tariffs on imported steel and aluminum.

The report cited the USA invoking national security concerns to impose tariffs and quotas on imports of selected products as a prime example.

At the time, United States officials said, these tariffs were necessary given the findings of Commerce Department investigations under Section 232 of the 1962 Trade Expansion Act.

Japan is another target of Trump's steel tariffs, which Tokyo calls "extremely deplorable".

Trump announced in May he was abandoning the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran - which will mean new sanctions on Tehran and punitive measures for those who trade with it, including buying oil.

Hua said that since 2002, China's annual average contribution to world economic growth had been close to 30 percent.

  • Zachary Reyes